Dr. Kwabena Duffour Jnr, the son of a former NDC presidential candidate aspirant, Kwabena Duffuor has failed in his effort to represent the party in the general elections of 2024.
Hajia Nasira Afrah defeated Dr. Kwabena Duffour Jr. for the position of Sekyere Afram Plains parliamentary candidate.
Dr. Duffour Jr. received 203 votes, while Nasira Afrah received 211. With just eight votes, he lost.
Meanwhile, the incumbent MP Dr. Alex Adomako Mensah was defeated with 86 votes and was thus removed from office.
Additionally, Edward Brenyah, a professor, lost with 65 votes.
This development comes on the heels of Dr. Kwaneba Duffour Snr.’s withdrawal from the contest to serve as the party’s flagbearer.
He explained that his decision was based on his complaints about the procedures surrounding the party’s primaries, particularly the voters’ register, at a press conference on Friday.
He claims that there have been numerous irregularities in the exercise, which the party leadership has not addressed.
“At the meeting chaired by the former speaker of parliament, Rt Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, all stakeholders at the meeting agreed that the Party Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia would immediately set up a technical team comprising the technical representatives from the 3 presidential aspirants and the party’s election committee to determine how soon the irregularities with the voters register could be resolved in readiness for the Presidential primaries.
“The technical committee was to subsequently submit a report to parties after this had been determined As I speak with you, our technical team is currently at the Party headquarters to undertake this activity.
“However, despite the assurances given to myself and my team by the Chairman of the party, the executives of the party, in a complete and unacceptable breach of faith, went ahead to convene a press conference announcing that the elections would go ahead tomorrow, without having resolved the concerns surrounding the voters register as decided at the meeting of the Council of Elders”