Former Ghana Ambassador to India Sam Pee Yalley has wished Kenneth Kuranchie well in his pursuit in court, challenging the eligibility of John Dramani Mahama to contest the presidency again.
The former Chief Executive Officer of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) said what Mr Kuranchie should rather engage himself with is to report on the wastage in the oil sector, particularly how revenues are being siphoned away, and not Mr Mahama contesting the 2024 polls.
He warned that the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which overwhelmingly elected Mr Mahama at the May 13 primaries, has a duty to protect him by any means legal.
“I wish [Ken Kuranchie] well in court but he should know that over 6 million people voted for John Mahama, almost equal to President Akufo-Addo, the difference about 500,000.
“So, NDC is not a party anybody should toy with. That is the point I want to establish.
“The NDC went to congress recently and overwhelmingly elected John Mahama. We have a duty to protect our leader by any means legal.”
Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley poured these sentiments out on TV3‘s New Day on Wednesday, June 14 in reaction to the suit filed by the Managing Editor of Daily Searchlight newspaper.
Lawyer Ken Kuranchie has filed a suit at the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the 1992 Constitution regarding the eligibility of Mr Mahama to contest the presidency again, having served a first term previously.
The reliefs he is seeking include, “A declaration that on a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, the number of years of a presidential term in Ghana is four years.
“A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution, a person seeking a second presidential term must be a sitting president.
“An order directed at [John Mahama] to fully disclose to Parliament the terms of his engagements with Parliament as flagbearer of a political party.”