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29-Dec-2012  
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Many have raised question whether President Mahama who is the first respondent in the NPPs suit can be sued.

But a law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Mr Kissi Adjabeng told Joy News it would be a misconception to state that the President is insulated from suit.

Nevertheless, he explained, the president cannot be held personally liable for any suit be it criminal or civil.

He said that the president was joined in the suit because the law says the person whose election is being called into question should be made the first respondent and Electoral Commission the second respondent, so he is not being sued as the president but the president-elect.

Mr Adjabeng said the petition filed by the NPP would not affect the swearing in of President Mahama, neither would its outcome prejudice actions taken by the president.

If the ruling goes in his favour then nothing changes, he goes on to become the president, but if the ruling does not go in his favour and it turns either we go for a second round or that his main challenger is declared the president, rather than him then whatever hes done as president before that declaration remains intact because he did it as president.
 
 
 
 
 

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