The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that its primaries will proceed as scheduled, despite concerns raised by one of the flagbearer aspirants, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor. The former Finance Minister’s campaign team had written to the party’s General Secretary expressing concerns over the alleged incomplete and inaccurate delegates register expected to be used for the primaries.
However, Mustapha Gbande, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, has dismissed these claims as “untrue,” stating that the credibility of the May 13th primaries is not in question. He added that the party is committed to resolving any concerns raised by any aspirant or party member to ensure the fairness and credibility of the primaries.
According to Mr. Gbande, the party is following all the provisions contained in its constitution to ensure free and fair presidential and parliamentary primaries. He emphasized that the process is credible and transparent enough, and all aspirants are aware of this.
For the most part, the NDC’s decision to proceed with the primaries as planned indicates the party’s commitment to upholding the principles of democracy and allowing a fair chance for all aspirants. However, it is important that concerns raised by any party member or aspirant are taken seriously and addressed in a timely manner.
In a nutshell, the NDC must ensure that the primaries are conducted in a manner that is transparent, fair, and credible. This will go a long way in reassuring party members and the general public of the party’s commitment to democracy and good governance.