The Director of Legal Affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of masterminding the injunction application filed by an NDC aspirant Dr Kwaena Duffuor to stop the NDC presidential and parliamentary primaries.
Mr Amaliba said on TV3’s ‘Big Issue’ on Friday, May 12 that a former Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen, had hinted at a possible court action against the NDC before the injunction application was filed. He said this was not a coincidence and that the NPP was behind it.
“We know they are sponsoring these things. Nana Obiri Boahen said he foresees a court case, truly, it has come to pass. Is Nana Obiri Boahen a soothsayer?” Mr Amaliba asked.
He also said that the party had tried to reach out to Dr Duffuor’s camp to resolve the issues amicably but they had snubbed all invitations.
“All attempts to get them to sit with us at the table have failed,” Amaliba said.
He added “The party is reaching out to you, is it a clear case of frustrating the party?”
However, a member of the NPP’s Communications team Awal Mohammed denied the allegation.
Awal said that it was obvious that the NDC executives had mishandled the primaries and that a court case was inevitable.
“You didint even need anyone to tell you that this thing would go to court,” he said on the same show.
He further explained that Dr Duffuor’s camp had requested for the delegates list for the elections but they had not received it even after two weeks.
“The NDC national executives are to be blamed,” he said.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor on Tuesday sued the party seeking to halt the primaries. But a statement issued by the General Secretary Fifi Kwetey said “While urging calm among our rank and file, we wish to assure that the party as at April 20th, 2023 had made available the full Delegates List to all presidential candidates in line with our commitment stated in our guidelines that, this Primary Document, would be furnished to all presidential candidates.
“The party is therefore confident that, this temporary challenge will be quickly overcome to pave way for the holding of the primaries on schedule.
“It is our expectation that we shall all put the larger interest of our great party ahead of all considerations, knowing that the good people of Ghana are eagerly looking up to our party, come December 7, 2024, to rescue this nation from the current national collapse.”