The National Democratic Congress’ Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba, has disclosed that the court will hear the injunction case brought against the party’s presidential primaries on Friday instead of the initial May 15, which is a Monday.
The new date is crucial for the party because its planned presidential and parliamentary primaries are slated for Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday, Mr. Amaliba said the party had applied for an abridgement of time, shortening the duration given, after flagbearer hopeful Dr. Kwabena Duffour filed a suit seeking to halt the presidential primaries from taking place on Saturday, May 13.
The private legal practitioner confirmed the changes to the host of Top Story, Evans Mensah.
NDC Primaries: Court agrees to hear injunction case on Friday instead of Monday
“We actually wanted Thursday, but the registry indicated to us that that is difficult because of some issues relating to the scanning of the processes that would have to take place. And the judge who is going to preside must have foreknowledge of the process, so the available time has been fixed for Friday,” Mr. Amaliba said.
He indicated that they would move to have the suit thrown out, stating that the party will suffer greatly if the injunction is granted.
The party has invested so much money in this thing. Don’t forget that delegates have started moving to their centers. Those in island communities who have to travel by river for a day and then go and sleep over have started moving, so, if you look at the combined effects and hardship, surely it is the party that will suffer.”
This comes after Dr. Kwabena Duffour, an aspirant in the presidential primaries, filed a suit against the party on Tuesday following what he says are some discrepancies his team has identified in the party’s voter register to be used for the exercise.
Dr. Kwabena Duffour has filed a lawsuit against the party, citing discrepancies in the voter register used for the exercise.