The photo album will not be used for the presidential and parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress scheduled for Saturday, May 13.
This was announced by the party’s General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey, at a press conference on Friday. He said the party will rely only on the delegates list for the elections and that all delegates must present a valid voter’s ID card to vote. He also said that all the necessary materials have been sent to all the constituencies for the smooth conduct of the primaries.
The party had faced a legal challenge from one of its presidential hopefuls, Dr. Duffuor, who had filed a suit in court to stop the election over alleged irregularities in the electoral roll and the late delivery of the photo album to his camp.
However, on Friday, Dr. Duffuor withdrew his suit and opted for an internal resolution of the matter. The court accordingly dismissed the case.
The primaries will take place in 274 constituencies nationwide, except for Manhyia South where the election has been put on hold.
The party expects over 366, 000 delegates to cast their ballots in the primaries, which will feature 739 candidates vying for parliamentary seats.
According to Mr. Kwetey, 47 candidates will run unopposed in their constituencies