High Court to hear Dr Duffour’s injunction against NDC’s primaries today
An Accra High Court will today, Friday, May 12, hear the Dr Kwabena Duffour’s injunction application against the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
The hearing was initially scheduled for Monday, May 15, but the legal team for the party pleaded for the abridgement of time – which was granted by the court.
As a result, the matter will be heard today.
Dr Duffuor’s campaign team alleges it has not been furnished with an accurate list of persons who are supposed to participate in the May 13, Presidential and Parliamentary polls.
He, therefore, wants the court to put the elections on hold and have the party engage candidates on a road map toward drawing up an accurate list of voters.
The Electoral Commission has already indicated it will not be supervising the polls unless the legal issues are resolved.
The NDC however contends that it has so far rectified most of the errors that have been identified by Dr. Duffuor’s team.
Lawyers for NDC have thus urged the High Court to dismiss the application.
They insisted that the suit as filed is frivolous and incompetent.
They also describe the case as one not grounded in law.
“We submit that the plaintiff’s suit is incompetent and therefore ought to be dismissed in limine. Again, the plaintiff has not been able to demonstrate on the face of his pleadings and affidavit that it is just or convenient for the Honourable Court to grant the injunction that he seeks.”