Mahdi Gibril, a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) election directorate, has stated that the planned presidential and parliamentary elections on May 13th will take place as scheduled. Gibril emphasized that everything was in place, and nothing could derail the process. He was responding to issues raised by Dr. Kwabena Duffour and his campaign team.
According to Gibril, after his team addressed Duffour’s concerns, the former finance minister went to the media. However, Gibril is optimistic that the issues will be resolved when they meet with Duffour’s team. Gibril also revealed that the police, the Electoral Commission, and the party are all set for the primaries.
Despite Gibril’s assurance, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has taken the party to court, seeking an injunction against the internal presidential elections of the National Democratic Congress on May 13th. Duffour wants the court to declare the register to be used for the election as incomplete and inaccurate. He also wants a complete and accurate Photo Album Register to be delivered to him and other presidential aspirants at least five weeks before the polls.
In summary, the NDC’s election directorate has expressed its readiness for the May 13th primaries, assuring the public that nothing can halt the process. However, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has dragged the party to court, asking for an injunction against the internal presidential elections. It remains to be seen how the court will rule on Duffour’s reliefs.