NDC primaries: DR. Kwabena Duffour discontinues his injunction suit
One of the flagbearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Duffour has discontinued his injunction suit against the conduct of the Presidential and Parliamentary primaries of the party on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Dr. Duffour in the suit demanded the Electoral Commission to put on hold the conduct of the internal election pending the production of a complete photo album register. This was after he wrote to the party to postpone the primaries and correct some anomalies in the voter register.
Portions of his suit filed on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, stated, “the Plaintiff maintains that the reluctance to extend the time for the internal elections and provide a complete and credible photo album register ahead of time to the presidential aspirants for verification smacks of a plan to create an undue advantage for manipulation of the presidential primaries.”
The Electoral Commission subsequently informed the NDC of their inability to supervise their elections on Saturday until the court decided on the injunction case.
But today, lawyers of the plaintiff wrote to the court demanding that the case be struck out. This is after the party (NDC) confirmed they had initiated internal dispute resolution mechanisms to deal with the development.
In court today, Edudzi Tamakloe, a member of the party’s legal team told Journalists on Friday that “the respected Dr. Duffour has asked his lawyers to discontinue the process, the matter has been discontinued so the elections will happen tomorrow.”