Former president John Dramani Mahama has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of being behind the legal suits which seek to bar him from seeking re-election as president in 2020.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to go to the polls on Saturday, February 23, 2019, to elect its flagbearer for the next general election.
However, Mahama has been hit by two different lawsuits just days to the flagbearership election.
One Stephen Agyeman dragged the former president to court with the view of stopping Mahama from seeking re-election.
The complainant argued that Mahama’s re-election move violated the 1992 Constitution and he is therefore praying the court to stop the former president from contesting in the NDC’s presidential election.
On Tuesday, a former Secretary of the NDC in the Trobu constituency in Accra, Edmund Palmer, also filed another suit looking to bar Mahama from contesting the NDC’s presidential primaries.
Responding to this, the ex-president described both legal suits as nothing more than “frivolous”.
He accused the ruling NPP of orchestrating such moves in a bid to influence the decision of NDC delegates in Saturday’s flagbearership elections.
According to him, he already has notice of the NPP’s plans and is therefore not surprised by the lawsuits against his candidature.
Mahama called on NDC delegates to ignore the lawsuits and come out in their numbers to vote for him.
He made the statement during his final campaign meeting in Drobo in the Jaman South constituency in the Brong Ahafo region on Wednesday, February 20 ,2019.
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