The largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress(NDC) is facing a serious legal challenge ahead of its planned presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday,
May 13, 2023.
This is because one of the party’s presidential contenders, Dr Kwabena Duffour is asking an Accra High Court to put an injunction on the primaries over claims that the party’s voter register for the primaries is full of anomalies and among other things.
However, the NDC has asked the court to dismiss the injunction application describing it as “incompetent, frivolous and not grounded in law”.
Meanwhile the court has set today Friday, May 12 for the hearing of the case.
Meanwhile painstaking investigations by this paper show that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is behind Dr Duffour’s decision to fight his own party he is seeking to lead in court over non-existing claims.
According to our sources multiple meetings Team Duffour has had prior to the yet to be held primaries, the decision to drag the NDC to court has been paramount on their agenda.
For instance, our checks indicate that at their (Team Duffour) meeting last week, the team resolved that if their concerns were not addressed they will either go to court and put injunction on the primaries or leave the party to go and form their own.
This, our source said, even before the rank and file of the party started investigating the complaint by Dr Duffour he had already directed his lawyers to file an injunction application against the party.
Dr Duffour, our sources further alleged that he knows he can’t win the NDC’s presidential primary but because of the promise by the NPP to give back his Unicredit Savings and Loans license he is bent to do the bidding of the NPP.
Readers would recall that it was Gabby Otchere-Darko who first hinted that Dr Duffour would be contesting the NDC’s presidential position.
Sources close to Jubilee House also have confirmed to us that Dr Duffour’s inclusion in the NDC’s presidential contest is part of the NPP’s strategy to ensure that their desire to retain power come 2024 is achieved.
Source: Today’s Newspaper