An injunction motion that was filed against the impending presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) by a candidate named Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has been served on the Electoral Commission (EC).
As a result of this, the chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa, announced that the EC will not participate in the election until after the conclusion of the case.
She explained that the reason behind the decision was that the commission did not want to be found in contempt of court.
Court Injunction on NDC Primaries
“However, yesterday we were served with an Application for Interlocutory Injunction that sought to prevent the Commission from supervising the conduct of the Presidential and Parliamentary Primaries as a result of the claimed irregularities with the register.”
“Gentlemen, in order for us not to be cited for contempt, the Commission has taken the decision not to supervise the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections until after the determination of the case by the court,” the Chairperson of the Commission said during a data meeting on Wednesday, May 10: “The Commission has taken this decision in order for us not to be cited for contempt.”
On Tuesday, May 9, Dr. Duffour submitted an injunction plea to the High Court in an effort to halt the primaries as a result of his worries regarding the electoral process.
In certain sections of the application, it was stated that the plaintiff “avers that the partial delivery of the photo album to his representatives on May 4, 2023, was in itself out of time considering the magnitude of the verification exercise required of them before the internal elections of May 13, 2023.”