The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa has said the way is now clear for the Electoral Commission to supervise the conduct of the NDC Primaries slated for Saturday, 13th May 2023.
"Following the discontinuance of the Application for Injunction seeking to restrain the Electoral Commission from conducting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Primaries by the applicants, namely Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and Mr. Edgar Asamoah Boateng, all legal barriers have been removed and the way is now clear for the Electoral Commission to supervise the conduct of the NDC Primaries slated for Saturday 13th May 2023,"
"The Commission has this afternoon held meetings with the leadership of the NDC to finalize modalities for the conduct of the elections.
"Arrangements are being put in place to ensure a credible and transparent election," Jean Mensa stated in a statement on Friday evening.
Dr. Duffuor Withdraws Injunction
NDC flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has withdrawn his suit against the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The former Finance Minister has accepted to resolve the case out of court with the party.
The Electoral Coomission on Wednesday, May 10 took the decision not to supervise the conduct of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) until after the determination of the case by the court.
In her remarks at a meeting held on May 10, 2023, with the Elections Committee of the NDC, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa said in order that the EC is not cited for contempt, it has resolved not to go ahead with supervising the Election.
"Earlier this week, the Commission received a letter from the Kwabena Duffuor Campaign Team alleging various errors and anomalies with the Register. It was based on this, that the Commission felt it necessary to meet with the Elections Committee of the NDC as well as the representatives of the Presidential Aspirants to deliberate on this matter and agree on a way forward.
"That meeting was to have been held today. However, yesterday we were served with an Application for Interlocutory Injunction seeking to restrain the Commission from supervising the conduct of the Presidential and Parliamentary Primaries due to the alleged anomalies with the register," she stated.
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