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NDC primaries not called off – Nat’l Chairman Asiedu Nketia assures supporters

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), insists that the party’s primary schedule for Saturday will not change until the conclusion of the injunction lawsuit on May 12th.

Asiedu Nketia claims that, contrary to popular belief, the primaries have not been canceled.

Regarding Ghana Asiedu Nketia stated tonight on TV3 that he has made multiple attempts to reach an acceptable resolution with all parties concerned but has not yet been successful. This is on the eve of the hearing of the NDC’s plea for the abridgement of time.

Asiedu Nketia emphasized that he preferred party structures be followed by legal action.

Following concerns that the exercise’s album was defective, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, one of the three candidates, filed a lawsuit at an Accra High Court on Tuesday, May 9.

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Duffuor requests an injunction to halt the NDC presidential primary.
He filed a petition with the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), which has now stopped overseeing the primaries until the court’s decision on the injunction case.

The NDC asked for a shortened time period, so the injunction application—which was earlier slated to be considered on Monday, May 15—will now be heard on Friday, May 12.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia gave the rank-and-file of the party assurances that all procedures would be used to bring unhappy parties to an understanding.

According to him, the party’s leadership had done nothing improper to warrant any candidate filing a lawsuit.

Asiedu Nketia did, however, defer to the court’s Friday judgment.

“The elections have not been canceled, but we will make a decision based on what the court orders after it makes a decision,” the spokesperson said.

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He insisted that the party’s leadership had acted correctly. We made every effort to carry out the elections in accordance with the rules we set.

For him, every effort will be made to find a peaceful way out of the situation.

 

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