Rawlings sued over nationality

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Accra (AFP) - Ghana's head of state, Jerry Rawlings, is being sued by a former politician who claims the President is not a Ghanaian national and is ineligible to stand in forthcoming elections, a High Court source said yesterday.

The suit has been filed by John Bilson, who led the extra- parliamentary Third Force Party under ex-president Hilla Limann. The Interim National Electoral Commission is the second defendant in the suit, which claims that Mr Rawlings, who has a Ghanaian mother and a Scottish father, is not Ghanaian.

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