Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has withdrawn his suit against the party, allowing the NDC to proceed with its parliamentary and presidential primaries. Dr. Duffuor had filed an injunction on Tuesday, citing discrepancies in the party’s electoral roll among other concerns. However, he withdrew the suit on Friday, opting to resolve the issues internally.
The withdrawal of Dr. Duffuor’s suit comes after fellow flagbearer aspirant, Kojo Bonsu, called on him to consider the party’s interest and withdraw the suit. Mr. Bonsu urged Dr. Duffuor to engage with the Council of Elders, National Executives, and the Election Directorate to reach an amicable solution to his concerns.
The NDC’s primaries are scheduled for May 13, and the party will elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2024 elections. With Dr. Duffuor’s suit withdrawn, the NDC can now proceed with its internal elections.
The NDC will be looking to challenge the ruling New Patriotic Party in the 2024 elections. The outcome of the primaries will determine the party’s candidate for the presidential election and its parliamentary candidates. The NDC is expected to take advantage of the current government’s perceived underperformance and deliver a convincing message of change to Ghanaians.