Following Dr. Kwabena Duffuor’s withdrawal of his lawsuit against the NDC, the Electoral Commission will now supervise the party’s parliamentary and presidential primaries.
The Electoral Commission on Wednesday postponed its oversight of the election due to an injunction request made by Dr. Duffour’s team that was earlier set to be considered on Monday, May 15. This put the NDC primaries on May 13 in limbo.
The NDC sought for a reduction in time so that the lawsuit may be heard sooner in an effort to prevent the primaries from being delayed. However, the application was not heard because Dr. Duffour’s attorney, Opoku Amankwah, stated in court that he had been given instructions by his client to drop the case.
The lawsuit was subsequently dismissed by the court, which was presided over by Justice Mariam Afful.
The operational team of the commission will meet with the NDC leadership to discuss how to distribute logistics for the election.
According to NDC Director of Legal Affairs Abraham Amaliba, transportation arrangements have been taken to ensure that logistics do not interfere with the elections.
Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the NDC’s General Secretary, reaffirmed the party’s commitment to doing everything in its power to ensure that all electoral materials are disseminated in time for the polls.
“We will make sure that every assistance is provided for the materials to reach their destination in due time,” Mr. Kwetey stated.
In his writ, Dr. Duffuor expressed concerns regarding, among other things, alleged irregularities in the party’s electoral roll, which justified his action.
However, the former Finance Minister abandoned his lawsuit on Friday in order to settle the problems internally. The case was subsequently dismissed by the court.
In preparation for the 2024 elections, the NDC is now anticipated to move on with its primaries on Saturday, May 13, to choose a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates.