Information gathered by indicates that renowned lawyer Tony Lithur has filed for divorce against his wife of many years and former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Madam Nana Oye Lithur.

Mr Lithur who represented Ex President John Mahama in the historic 2012 election petition hearing at the Supreme Court in his document presented to the court mentioned the marital ‘crimes’ of Nana Oye Lithur, based on which her husband, Mr Lithur is seeking divorce.

The court paper served on Nana Oye Lithur reads:


That you are required within 8 days after service hereof upon you.
Inclusive of the day service to enter on appearance either in person or by solicitor at the Divorce Registry of the High Court, Accra in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana should you think fit to do so and thereafter to answer this petition and that in default of your so doing, the Court will proceed to hear the petition and pronounce judgement your absence notwithstanding.”

Nana Oye Lithur, wife of Mr Tony Lithur is a Ghanaian barrister and politician. She is the Principal of the NGO, Centre for Human Rights Advocacy.