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Mahama and Duffuor Controversy: Flagbearer Aspirant Files Injunction to Halt NDC Primaries

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The upcoming presidential and parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) may be derailed by an injunction application filed by flagbearer aspirant Dr Kwabena Duffuor. The injunction seeks to halt the elections over concerns about the electoral album, and the High Court has fixed May 15 for the hearing, which is two days after the internal elections would have taken place.

For the most part, the NDC has dismissed the injunction as frivolous and vexatious, with the Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, describing it as an attempt to thwart the efforts of the party in organizing the primaries. Mr Amaliba confirmed that the party has been served with the writ and is working to ensure that the hearing takes place before the Saturday, May 13 elections.

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Dr Duffuor’s campaign team had earlier demanded the postponement of the primaries over what it described as a flawed register. The team claims that an extensive review of the voters’ register for 220 constituencies has identified several discrepancies that render the register incomplete or inaccurate, undermining the credibility and integrity of the election.

Former President John Dramani Mahama, who is also contesting, has called on the party to reach an understanding with Dr Duffuor, adding that the primaries should go ahead as planned. Mr Mahama has asked the party to resolve the issue amicably and ensure that the internal elections proceed as scheduled.

In a nutshell, the NDC primaries scheduled for May 13 may be delayed following Dr Duffuor’s injunction application. The party has described the application as frivolous and vexatious and is working to ensure that the hearing takes place before the elections. Dr Duffuor’s campaign team has demanded the postponement of the primaries over what it describes as a flawed register. Former President Mahama has called for an amicable resolution of the issue to ensure that the internal elections proceed as planned.

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