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Ignore ‘frivolous lawsuit’ against Me – Mahama To Delegates

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Former President John Mahama has called on delegates of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) to disregard the lawsuit which seeks to challenge his eligibility as presidential candidate.

Addressing his final campaign meeting in Drobo in the Jaman South constituency in the Brong Ahafo region Wednesday, Mr Mahama said the law suit was frivolous and without foundation.

He said the lawsuit is an orchestration by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to influence the decision of NDC delegates in Saturday’s flagbearership elections, adding that this came to his notice a long time ago.

Mr Mahama further urged delegates to ignore the said lawsuit which has still not been served on him.

A former Secretary to the main opposition National Democratic Congress in the Trobu Constituency in Accra, Mr Edmund Palmer filed a suit against former President John Mahama on Tuesday challenging his eligibility to stand for re-election as the party’s flag bearer and subsequently, its presidential candidate.

In his writ, Mr Palmer prayed the court to stop Mr Mahama “from pursuing his bid to be elected as a flag bearer/presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress in his capacity as a former president of the Republic of Ghana, without the permission of Parliament.”

Additionally, he is praying for “an order of perpetual injunction restraining John Mahama from purporting to seek re-election howsoever as president of the Republic of Ghana without the permission of Parliament pursuant to Article 68(2), 68(3), 68(4), 68(5), 68(6),68(7) and 68(9) of the 1992 Constitution.”

He further wants the court to order Mr Mahama “to wind up the activities of his campaign office that was established for the purpose of seeking to coordinate his activities in his quest to become flag bearer/presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress.”

Mr Palmer also wants the former president to stop all fundraising activities in support his re-election bid without the permission of Parliament.

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