Ghana: Opposition NDC presidential polls in limbo over injunction notice

By Kent Mensah

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Posted on May 11, 2023 13:03

 © NDC flag (photo: twitter)
NDC flag (photo: twitter)

On Saturday (13 May), Ghana’s largest opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is set to hold a crucial poll to elect its presidential and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 election. However, Kwabena Duffuor – contesting to become the flagbearer – has gone to court to place an injunction on the exercise alleging discrepancies in the voter’s register. 

The 80-year-old hopeful is seeking three judicial reliefs:

  • A declaration that the photo album register of the party, as the primary document for conducting the internal election, is incomplete and inaccurate.
  • An order directing the party to prepare and deliver a complete and accurate photo album register for all presidential aspirants at least five weeks ahead of the election for verification.
  • An injunction restraining the party from conducting the election pending compliance with the second relief.

In his writ, the former governor of the Bank of Ghana stated that data from only 220 out of the 275 constituencies have been verified, adding that there is an exceptional list of 74,799 delegates that has been created and cannot also be verified due to scanty information.

The campaign team of Duffuor, a former finance minister, says they want to protect the integrity of the election.


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