Dr. Kwabena Duffior, a flagbearer candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has withdrawn the injunction request he made against the NDC’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
On Friday, May 12, his attorneys informed the court that they had received a request to drop the lawsuit from their client.
Abraham Amaliba, the NDC’s director of legal affairs, told journalists that the NDC was aware that the case had been dropped since Dr. Duffuor’s attorneys had informed the court that they had been given instructions to end it. As of this writing, the case has been dropped.
“I will like to use this opportunity to thank the Council of Elders of the party, National Chairman, General Secretary for the effort put in place in resolving this matter.
“I also want to thank Dr Duffuor, the Presidential aspirant for his magnanimity and to accept to withdraw this matter from court. What this shows is that the NDC is united.”
On May 9, Dr. Duffuor requested an injunction at the High Court in an effort to halt the primaries due to worries regarding the electoral album.
“The plaintiff avers that the partial delivery of the Photo Album to his representatives on 4th May 2023 was in itself out of time considering the magnitude of the verification exercise required of them before the internal elections of 13th May 2023,” some of the application’s content stated.
Prior to now, the Dr. Duffuor campaign team had asked a postponement of the May 13 Presidential Primaries due to what it claims is a defective voter list.
Kofi Kukubor, the Head of Research and Strategy with Dr. Duffuor’s campaign team, signed a petition that was sent to the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) and the Elections Committee of the NDC on Monday, May 8. The petition stated that a thorough review of the voters’ register or photo album for 220 constituencies had revealed several discrepancies that made the register either incomplete or inaccurate.
The campaign team said that using such a register before the election would compromise its credibility and integrity and could harm flagbearer candidate Dr. Kwabena Duffuor irreparably.