Metrotvonline has gathered that Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has withdrawn the interlocutory injunction filed to halt the NDC presidential and parliamentary primaries scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Dr. Duffuor filed the case against the party and the Electoral Commission on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
The flagbearer aspirant cited discrepancies in the NDC Electoral Album as his basis for seeking to halt the elections.
According to the former Minister of Finance, the party failed to address his concerns despite numerous attempts to get the party to resolve the inconsistencies and the anomalies he alleges in the album.
Although the case was initially scheduled to be heard on Monday, May 15, 2023, the NDC legal team was able to arrange with the Chief Justice to get the case heard today ahead of the planned date for the primaries.
After the case was called today, the court struck out Dr. Kwabena Duffour’s injunction application against the NDC’s presidential and parliamentary primaries. This was a result of an application by his lawyers to have the case withdrawn.
In a writ filed at an Accra High Court, Dr Duffour indicated that the party failed to provide the required photo album register five weeks ahead of the elections as stated in the party’s rules.
According to Dr. Duffuor, a partial photo album register was given to his team on May 4, a few days ahead of the elections rather than in March when they had submitted a request for one.
“The Plaintiff adds that to their utmost surprise, upon verification, it was found that the number of constituencies on the hard drive given to his representatives was 220 in number as opposed to the alleged number of 228 constituencies indicated by the Defendant,” he stated.
“The Plaintiff adds further that an initial verification of the said 220 constituencies on the hard drive given to his representatives by the 2nd Defendant established basic errors and inaccuracies that render the Photo Album Register inaccurate and unreliable for a free, fair, and credible elections.”
Dr Duffour added that despite his request for a postponement of the elections until a full photo album register is secured, the party has failed to heed his request.
Thus, he is asking the court to grant an interlocutory injunction to restrain the party and sued persons – General Secretary, Election Director, co-contestants John Mahama and Kojo Bonsu, and the Electoral Commission – from holding the elections scheduled for May 13.