The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is urging the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to take into consideration concerns raised by a flagbearer hopeful of the NDC, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor to ensure successful primaries on Saturday.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor on May 9 filed an interlocutory injunction against the NDC’s presidential and parliamentary primaries slated for May 13, 2023, barring the party and the Electoral Commission (EC) from holding the primaries pending the production of a complete photo album register.
The former Finance Minister also wants the party to deliver the complete register to him at least five weeks before the election.
Addressing the media, the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua Frimpong says the NDC must ensure that the primaries are devoid of any violence.
“We have also seen the injunction filed by Dr. Duffuor, we are urging the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to have a critical look at it. As a government, we are more committed towards having a peaceful atmosphere in the country, and we will not let people take the laws into their hands. We want successful primaries, we don’t want any tension, hooliganism or any form of activities the constitution frowns on. At the end of the day, we want them to have credible primaries,” the General Secretary of the NPP stated.
NDC says despite a court injunction on its May 13 presidential and parliamentary primaries, it is still hopeful the elections will be held as planned.