21st May 2024

Dr Kwabena Duffuor

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, an aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer position, has withdrawn his writ against the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries, scheduled for May 13, 2023.

According to newsalertgh.com, Dr. Duffuor’s lawyers informed the court of their decision to withdraw the case on Friday, paving the way for the primaries to proceed as planned.

Earlier, Dr. Duffuor filed an interlocutory injunction against the NDC and the Electoral Commission, requesting a complete photo album register and its delivery to him five weeks ahead of the election. According to Dr. Duffuor, only data from 220 out of the 275 constituencies have been verified, and a list of 74,799 people cannot be verified due to a lack of information. Dr. Duffuor’s writ also noted that, for no credible reason, 3,910 eligible voters in 220 constituencies have been disenfranchised.

Dr. Duffuor had previously expressed concerns about discrepancies in the party’s voter register and called for the National Executive to postpone the primaries, but the party maintained that the elections would proceed as scheduled. In response to the lawsuit, the Electoral Commission announced that it would not supervise the primaries until all outstanding legal issues were resolved.

Dr. Duffuor’s withdrawal of the lawsuit effectively clears the way for the NDC primaries to take place on May 13, 2023. The contest will feature three flagbearer aspirants, including former President John Dramani Mahama, former Kumasi Mayor, Kojo Bonsu, and Dr. Kwabena Duffuor. The winner of the primaries will represent the NDC in the 2024 presidential election.

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