NDC Polls: Duffuor camp suspends campaigning due to injunction application
The camp of Dr Kwabena Duffuor has suspended campaigning to get the former Finance Minister elected as flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) due to the injunction application he filed at the court against the primaries.
Speaking on Ghana Tonight with Alfred Ocansey on TV3 Wednesday, May 10, former Minister of Information in the Mills’ administration, Mr Frtiz Baffuor who is a leading member of the Duffuor campaign team said “As a result of the court action, we have suspended the actual campaign till we get the nod from the court.”
Dr Duffour filed the injunction application at the High Court on Tuesday, May 9 seeking to stop the primaries over concerns about the electoral album.
“The plaintiff avers that the partial delivery of the Photo Album to his representatives on 4th May 2023 was in itself out of time considering the magnitude of the verification exercise required of them before the internal elections of 13th May 2023,” portions of the application said.
The campaign team Dr Duffuor earlier demanded postponement of the May 13 Presidential Primaries over what it describes as flawed register.
A petition sent to the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) and Elections Committee of NDC on Monday, May 8, under the signature Kofi Kukubor, the Head of Research and Strategy with the campaign team of Dr.Duffuor, stated that extensive review of the voters’ register or photo album for 220 constituencies have identified several discrepancies that render the register incomplete or inaccurate.
The campaign team said going into the election with such register undermines the credibility and integrity of the election and capable of causing irreparable damage to the flagbearer hopeful Dr.Kwabena Duffuor.