The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed a new plea for an injunction, which might delay the party’s legislative and presidential primaries once further.
This occurs just after one of its flagbearer contenders, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, withdrew an earlier injunction application he had submitted.
The NDC, its General Secretary, the National Chairman, and the Electoral Commission are the defendants in the lawsuit.
Edgar Asamoah Boateng, the plaintiff, claims that the party has failed to meet the requirements set forth in its constitution for the 2024 general election.
He adds that the NDC has been issuing contradictory instructions on the issuance of a register, among other things, and that this is adding to the uncertainty surrounding the credibility of the upcoming elections.
According to Mr. Boateng, the party’s refusal to offer a thorough and reliable photo album register to presidential and parliamentary candidates ahead of time for verification suggests a strategy to gain an unfair edge for manipulating the primaries for those offices.
“Plaintiff says that the failure to provide a proper photo album of eligible voters has caused a lot of rancor and acrimony in the party. Plaintiff says that all attempts to obtain a proper phot register or album has fallen on deaf ears and all indications are that the impending internal party elections would be a disaster”, parts of the writ sighted by Citi News as located by Ghent Multimedia.
Duffour drops the lawsuit
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) requested that the Accra High Court hear an application concerning an injunction filed against its presidential and parliamentary primaries today, May 12.
The party requested that the issue be heard by the court today as opposed to on Monday because its election is set to take place on Saturday, May 13.
Due to the legal dispute, the Electoral Commission, which was in charge of overseeing the election, stayed out of it.
However, the court dismissed the lawsuit before the scheduled hearing when presidential candidate Dr. Kwabena Duffuor withdrew the injunction application he had made in response to problems with the voters’ album.
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Source: Citi news