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Fresh injunction hits NDC’s May 13 primaries

A fresh injunction application has been slapped against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential and parliamentary elections.

The plaintiff, Edgar Asamoah Boateng is seeking a High Court order to prevent the party from proceeding with its primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Parties sued are the NDC, its General Secretary and the National Chairman and the Electoral Commission.

The plaintiff says that the party has not been able to meet the enshrined constitutional deadlines in its constitution for the 2024 general election.

He alleges that the lack of an adequate photo album of qualified voters has caused significant animosity and hostility within the party.

Edgar’s lawyers are praying the court for “an order of interlocutory injunction to restrain the Defendants/Respondents, its officers or agents or otherwise howsoever from holding the primary elections for the Nomination of Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates of the National Democratic Congress Party on 13 May 2023 pending the determination of the suit herein as per grounds deposed to in the accompanying affidavit and for any further orders the Honourable Court may deem fit.”

This comes a few hours after the withdrawal of an earlier injunction application filed by one of NDC’s flagbearer hopefuls, Dr. Kwabena Duffour.

Duffuor’s lawyers had filed to have the case withdrawn.

Dr Duffuor’s campaign team had alleged it has not been furnished with an accurate list of persons who are supposed to participate in the May 13, Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

The request was made in court earlier in the day when the case was called for hearing.





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