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NDC requests abridgement of time for Duffuor suit hearing

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has requested an abridgement of time at the courts to have the suit filed by flagbearer aspirant, Dr Kwabena Duffuor against the party heard on Friday, May 12. The party had requested the High Court to have the suit heard on Thursday, May 11.

However, the court decided to accommodate the application on Friday, May 12. Speaking on 3FM’s Hot Edition on Wednesday, May 10, the Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, stated that most of the issues for which Dr Duffuor and his camp had gone to court were borne out of ignorance, adding that they needed education. He said it was possible that most of the grievances enlisted by the Duffuor camp could have been settled without any court intervention.

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Dr Duffuor had secured an injunction against the NDC primaries, which was slated for Saturday, May 13, after complaining about flaws in the album. According to the writ filed on Tuesday, May 9, the number of constituencies given on the hard drive was 220 instead of 228. The High Court had scheduled Monday, May 15, for deposition from the plaintiff, which would result in the indefinite postponement of the primaries. The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), was served with the injunction notice on Wednesday and subsequently wrote to the NDC to dissociate from the polls.

Mr Amaliba insists that the album is complete and available for the team of Dr Duffuor and the other two candidates. He said a meeting with Dr Duffuor’s camp on the earlier petition it raised on Tuesday was abandoned for no reason.

In a nutshell, the NDC has requested an abridgement of time to hear Dr Duffuor’s suit against the party on May 12. The Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, has suggested that most of the grievances raised by Dr Duffuor’s camp could have been resolved without court intervention.

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