After Dr Duffuor discontinued his court case over a flawed register, the NDC announced that it will fly most of the electoral materials today for its presidential and parliamentary primaries tomorrow.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that it will fly electoral materials to various parts of the country today, Friday, May 12, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary primaries scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 13.
This was revealed by Godwin Edidzi Tameklo, a member of the NDC’s legal team, who spoke to TV3’s Komla Kluste after one of the flagbearer aspirants, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, withdrew his court case against the party on Friday. He said: “We are going ahead with the elections tomorrow, we will airlift most of the items immediately.”
Dr Duffuor had filed an injunction application at the High Court on Tuesday, May 9, seeking to halt the primaries over concerns about the accuracy and completeness of the electoral album.
“The plaintiff avers that the partial delivery of the Photo Album to his representatives on 4th May 2023 was in itself out of time considering the magnitude of the verification exercise required of them before the internal elections of 13th May 2023,” parts of the application stated. The campaign team of Dr Duffuor had earlier demanded a postponement of the May 13 Presidential Primaries over what it described as a flawed register.
They sent a petition to the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) and Elections Committee of NDC on Monday, May 8, signed by Kofi Kukubor, the Head of Research and Strategy with Dr Duffuor’s campaign team. They claimed that a thorough review of the voters’ register or photo album for 220 constituencies revealed several discrepancies that compromised the credibility and integrity of the election and could cause irreparable damage to Dr Duffuor’s chances as a flagbearer hopeful.
However, in court today, Dr Duffuor’s lawyers told the judge that they had been instructed by their client to discontinue the case.
Abraham Amaliba, the Director of Legal Affairs of the NDC who was present in court, told journalists that “we are aware the matter has been discontinued, lawyers for Dr Duffuor announced to the court that they had instructions to discontinue the matter and so as we speak the matter has been discontinued. “I will like to use this opportunity to thank the Council of Elders of the party, National Chairman, General Secretary for the effort put in place in resolving this matter.
“I also want to thank Dr Duffuor, the Presidential aspirant for his magnanimity and to accept to withdraw this matter from court. What this shows is that the NDC is united.”
The NDC is a social democratic political party in Ghana that was founded by Jerry Rawlings, who was Ghana’s Head of State from 1981 to 1993 and President from 1993 to 2001. The party established the 1992 constitution of Ghana and won the 1992 and 1996 elections. The party’s symbol is an umbrella with a dove’s head at its tip and its slogan is “Unity, stability, and development.” The party is a member of Progressive Alliance and Socialist International.