A presidential candidate hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has withdrawn his suit seeking to injunct the party’s parliamentary and presidential primaries tomorrow.
The latest development has paved way for the nationwide exercise to take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, one of the three presidential aspirants, on Tuesday filed an injunction in court restraining the party from going ahead with the election.
In his writ, he raised concerns about supposed discrepancies in the party’s electoral roll among others thus warranting his action.
He prayed the court to put the elections on hold and have the party engage candidates on a road map toward drawing up an accurate list of voters.
The hearing was initially scheduled for Monday, May 15, but the legal team for the party pleaded for the abridgement of time – which was granted by the court.
But on Friday, the former Finance Minister withdrew his suit to resolve the issues internally.
The court subsequently struck out the case.
The Director of Legal Affairs of the NDC, Abraham Amaliba commended the Dr. Duffuor for his move to withdraw the case.
“We are aware the matter has been discontinued, lawyers for Dr Duffuor announced to the court that they had instructions to discontinue the matter and so as we speak the matter has been discontinued.
“I will like to use this opportunity to thank the Council of Elders of the party, National Chairman, General Secretary for the effort put in place in resolving this matter.
“I also want to thank Dr. Duffuor, the Presidential aspirant for his magnanimity and to accept to withdraw this matter from court. What this shows is that the NDC is united.”
The Electoral Commission had indicated it will not be supervising the polls unless the legal issues are resolved.
The NDC contended that it has so far rectified most of the errors that have been identified by Dr. Duffuor’s team.