The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will not supervise the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) primaries until all legal issues related to the process are resolved.
The EC stated that proceeding with the primaries would be a contempt of court and disrespectful to the judiciary. The decision was made after the EC met with representatives of the three flagbearer hopefuls of the NDC.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, one of the presidential aspirants, filed a lawsuit against the party, citing discrepancies in the voters’ register provided for the primaries.
According to Dr. Duffuor, the party failed to provide the required photo album register within the specified timeframe. A partial register was given to his team shortly before the elections, which was inadequate and contained errors and inaccuracies.
Despite requesting a postponement of the elections until a complete and accurate photo album register is provided, the party did not comply with Dr. Duffuor’s request.
As a result, he has sought an interlocutory injunction from the court to prevent the party, along with the General Secretary, Election Director, and his co-contestants, from conducting the elections scheduled for May 13.
The Electoral Commission has decided to suspend its supervision of the primaries until the court case is resolved.