The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will go ahead with its parliamentary and presidential primaries after flagbearer hopeful, Dr Kwabena Duffuor withdrew his suit against the party. The primaries were initially scheduled for May 13 but were thrown into limbo when the Electoral Commission suspended its supervision due to an injunction application by Dr. Duffour’s team. The NDC, however, filed an application for an abridgment of time for the case to be heard earlier, which was not heard. Dr. Duffuor later withdrew his suit to resolve the issues internally, and the court subsequently struck out the case.
With the withdrawal of the suit, the Electoral Commission will now supervise the NDC’s primaries. According to sources, the operational team of the commission will meet with the NDC leadership to discuss the distribution of logistics for the election. The NDC’s Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, said transport arrangements have been made to ensure that the distribution of logistics does not affect the elections. The General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, also assured party members that all electoral materials would be distributed on time for the elections.
The NDC’s parliamentary and presidential primaries will now proceed on May 13, as scheduled. The primaries will elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2024 elections. The withdrawal of Dr. Duffour’s suit has paved the way for the NDC to proceed with its internal elections, as it seeks to elect a candidate that will challenge the ruling New Patriotic Party in the 2024 elections.