Duffuor exposes plot to rig NDC presidential primaries

The Campaign Team of Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Election Committee of plotting to use a fraudulent voter register to conduct the May 13 presidential primaries.

The team is, therefore, clamoring for the complete set of the voter register for the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary primaries.

They made their request known to the Electoral Commission (EC) in a letter, stating that they had asked the NDC for the voter register as specified in the regulations that govern the forthcoming elections.

The team alleged that a brief analysis of the party’s provided information validated their worries about too many anomalies in the voters’ register presented to the EC by the party.


The team demanded that the EC urgently call for a round-table discussion of relevant actors to settle the issues, so they would not be caught off guard in a situation with deadly outcomes.

“We are by this letter drawing your attention to possible legal ramifications of the actions and inactions of the NDC Elections Committee.”

“We will wish that as the Body that shall supervise the election, you bring all key actors to an urgent round table discussion within your ambit to iron out the issues so as not to be ambushed in a minefield that has catastrophic consequences,” the team demanded.

Three candidates, former President John Dramani Mahama, Kojo Bonsu, a former Mayor of Kumasi, and Dr Kwabena Duffuor, a former Minister of Finance, are contesting for the NDC’s presidential primaries.


Meanwhile, the team recently dismissed claims by former President John Dramani Mahama that he is the only NDC potential candidate capable of snatching power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.

The team stressed that the facts and electoral data as well as trending analysis tell an opposite story.

“The NDC brand has become more attractive to Ghanaians and anyone on the NDC ticket is capable of winning power but we want someone who can attract floating voters with their track record to give us sweet victory,” Aid to Dr. Duffuor, Apau-Wiredu Lateef, said in a radio interview.

“Someone like Dr. Kwabena Duffuor who has privately employed so many Ghanaians in his several companies for over forty years, many of who will vote for NDC because of him,” he stated.

Apau-Wiredu Lateef further questioned the validity of the claim that only John Mahama can win power for the NDC in 2024.

“If John Mahama is saying that no other candidate can win power for the NDC in 2024, is he saying that the NPP government would not have failed Ghanaians if the NDC had a new Presidential candidate in 2024? he asked.

He added: “This is not different from what John Mahama told us in 2020 when he said he was the surest bet for the party. But clearly the people voted “skirt and blouse” in 2020 where NDC parliamentary candidates gained more votes than John Mahama in about 118 constituencies. Why did we get a hung parliament in 2020 yet the Presidential elections did not go into a runoff?”

He also reiterated that John Mahama’s past electoral performance and the voting pattern of Ghanaians showed clearly that he is the weakest link to the NDC’s chances of winning power in 2024.

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