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Dr. Kwabena Duffuor okays NDC Primaries…withdraws court injunction


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NDC flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has withdrawn his suit against the National Democratic Congress (NDC).


Peace FM’s Kwami Sefa Kayi said on 'kokrokoo', Friday morning that the former Finance Minister has accepted to resolve the case out of court with the party.


Kojo Bonsu, a flagbearer aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday morning called on Dr. Kwabena Duffuor to consider the interest of the party and withdraw his suit against the party’s primaries.


In a statement on Friday, the former Kumasi Mayor said the issues raised by Dr. Kwabena Duffuor can be resolved internally and amicably in unity.



Kwabena Duffuor's Case


NDC flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor on Tuesday, May 9, filed an interlocutory injunction against the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.


The suit by Dr. Duffuor is to bar the NDC and the Electoral Commission from holding the primaries pending the production of a complete photo album register.


The former Finance Minister also wants the party to deliver the complete register to him at least five weeks ahead of the election.


According to the plaintiff, data from only 220 out of the 275 constituencies have been verified. An exceptional list of 74,799 he adds has been created which cannot also be verified because of scanty information.


For no credible reason, 3,910 eligible voters at the 220 constituencies have been disenfranchised,” Dr. Duffuor’s writ read in parts.


He further makes a point, the photo album put out by the electoral directorate of the NDC with the knowledge, consent, and tacit approval of the general secretary of the party would compromise the integrity of the election to his detriment.


“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 manipulating the presidential primaries”, the motion added.


Kwabena Duffuor had complained of some discrepancies in the party’s voter register and called on the National Executive of the party to postpone the upcoming primaries, but the party stated that the primaries will proceed accordingly.

source: Theannouncergh.com