Restrain NDC from holding Presidential primaries until – Duffuor tells court
In the motion dated May 7, 2023, the applicant notes that the Director of the Elections Directorate of the party told aspirants subsequent to the balloting process that he would make available photo albums of credible delegates
A flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Dr Kwabena Duffuor is seeking an interlocutory injunction directed at the National Democratic Congress from holding its presidential primaries scheduled for May 13, 2023.
He is thus praying to the court for this remedy pending the production of the party to him, a credible photo register of delegates in the 275 constituencies of the country.
In the writ dated May 7, 2023, the applicant notes that the Director of the Elections Directorate of the party told aspirants subsequent to the balloting process that he would make available photo albums of credible delegates for the upcoming party primaries to them early enough to enable them to verify the accuracy thereof.
As such, Mr. Duffuor notes that he immediately made available a hard drive to store the bulky album as and when provided by the party as said.
However, to his surprise, the voters' album register was not provided by the party as said so he caused his Director of Research to duly send a Whatsapp message to the party’s representative demanding the same to be done and even caused another message to be sent to the General Secretary on May 2.
Following the above, the applicant notes, a meeting was scheduled for representatives of the three flagbearer contenders and delivered hard drives to them purporting to contain the photo album of 228 out of the 275 constituencies adding that the remaining 47 would be provided on May 8, 2023.
To the applicant, the partial delivery of the album is of itself out of time adding that they were further wowed in an utmost surprise when they in addition found out that the drive given to his side even contained albums of 220 as opposed to the partial 280 promised by the party.
Moreover, Mr. Duffuor notes that even an initial verification of the 220 constituency albums further established basic errors and inaccuracies that render the album inaccurate and unreliable for a credible and fair election as they envisaged since for no reason about 3910 voters at these constituencies have been disenfranchised.
Mr Duffuor notes that he therefore sent an initial analysis of the incomplete photo album given to him to the General Secretary and asked for the postponement of the presidential primaries yet the party still wants to hold the said elections even though the additional constituency albums are yet to be delivered to his camp.