Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a flagbearer aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has filed an interlocutory injunction against the party’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary primaries. The suit aims to bar the party and the Electoral Commission from holding the primaries until a complete photo album register is produced.
The NDC is scheduled to hold its primaries on May 13th, 2023, to elect a flagbearer and Members of Parliament ahead of the 2024 elections. However, Dr. Duffuor has raised concerns about the incomplete voter register and wants the party to postpone the elections until a complete and credible photo album register is provided at least five weeks ahead of time.
According to Dr. Duffuor, data from only 220 out of the 275 constituencies have been verified, and an exceptional list of 74,799 voters has been created which cannot be verified due to scanty information. He also claims that 3,910 eligible voters at the 220 constituencies have been disenfranchised without any credible reason.
Dr. Duffuor’s writ further alleges that the photo album put out by the electoral directorate of the NDC with the knowledge, consent and tacit approval of the general secretary of the party would compromise the integrity of the election to his detriment. He maintains that reluctance to extend the time for internal elections and provide a complete and credible photo album register ahead of time smacks of a plan to create an undue advantage for manipulation of the presidential primaries.