NDC hold presidential and parliamentary polls
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) goes to the polls today to elect a flag bearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 general election.
Former President John Dramani Mahama and former Kumasi Mayor, Kojo Bonsu will battle it out for the flagbearership positions following the withdrawal of former Bank of Ghana governor Dr Kwabena Duffuor.
Kwabena Duffuor had aleady filed an injunction case to halt the process but later withdrew the injunction arguing he will not take part in an election which is blatantly fraught with irregularities, regardless of all his efforts to draw the attention to same.
“As at this time, the party has begun distributing the ballot papers to the various regions and constituencies without our involvement. I wish to reiterate my commitment to the party and grass roots however, my concern that the party is not ready to conduct free and fair elections is evident for all of us to see”.
“My concerns that the party is not ready to conduct a free and fair election is evident for all to see. Taking part in such would be akin to knowingly drinking from a poisoned calabash. After consulting with my support base nationwide, I have been left with no choice but to withdraw from the Presidential election as I cannot contest in an election which is blatantly fraught with irregularities regardless of all my efforts to draw attention to same,” Dr Duffuor said.
The elections are expected to go ahead today across the country.
The Electoral Commission (EC), which initially declined to supervise the polls due to the injunction process served on the body, has agreed to conduct the polls.