The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that it is fully prepared to hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, regardless of whether or not the Electoral Commission (EC), which is responsible for overseeing the elections, fails to do so.
The NDC’s National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, informed reporters on Friday that while the EC is responsible for conducting the primaries, if it fails to fulfill its contractual obligations, the party will still proceed with organizing its primaries, scheduled to take place tomorrow.
“We have a contractual agreement with the EC, but if they fail to supervise our primaries, we will use our internal structures to conduct the primaries. They are mandated to supervise our primaries. We had a discussion with the EC this morning to dispatch all materials. We even assured to fly the materials if they encounter any difficulties. We will take full responsibility for our elections. The elections will surely come on,” he noted.
The EC earlier declined to supervise the election due to an injunction application filed by one of the flagbearer hopefuls, Dr. Kwabena Duffour. But the suit was subsequently withdrawn, and the case struck out of court.