After a legal hurdle was cleared by Dr Kwabena Duffuor, who dropped his case against the NDC, the party will proceed with its primaries on Saturday under the supervision of the Electoral Commission.
The NDC will hold its Presidential and Parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, with the supervision of the Electoral Commission. This comes after Dr Kwabena Duffuor, one of the flagbearer hopefuls, dropped his legal action against the party.
Dr. Duffuor had filed a suit against the NDC over alleged irregularities in the party’s voters’ register and other issues. His suit had caused the Electoral Commission to suspend its involvement in the primaries, which were initially scheduled for Wednesday.
However, on Friday, Dr. Duffuor’s lawyer told the court that his client had decided to withdraw the case and seek internal resolution. The court, presided over by Justice Mariam Afful, then dismissed the case.
Sources told Citi News that the Electoral Commission’s operational team will meet with the NDC leadership to discuss how to distribute the materials needed for the elections.
The NDC’s Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, said that the party had arranged for transportation to ensure that the materials reach their destinations on time. He also said that the party was confident of a peaceful and credible election.
The NDC’s General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, also said that the party will do everything possible to facilitate the smooth conduct of the elections.
The NDC is seeking to elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections.