Government Spokesperson on Governance and Security Palgrave Boakye-Danquah has raised concerns about the seeming lack of democracy within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the run-up to its shaky primaries.
He said almost all executives of the party were referring to former President John Dramani Mahama as the “presumptive candidate”, much to the disadvantage of the other two contenders.
He said at a point Mr Mahama felt like a chosen flagbearer and was battling in that capacity.
Mr Boakye-Danquah, in this manner, implied that the suit documented by the Duffuor camp teaches the party a lesson.
“I am concerned that any political party in their rightful reasoning, especially where we find ourselves politically, would want to give an undue advantage to a person without a fair level-playing ground,” he said on Joy Prime on Thursday, May 11.
“Mr Mahama has campaigned as though he is the flagbearer of the NDC. I have not heard any significant policy he has brought up. I have not significantly heard any mantra that he is campaigning upon. All I have seen over the period is jabs against the ruling NPP.
“So, Dr [Kwabena] Duffuor feels very disenfranchised.”
Dr Duffuor has almost disrupted the primaries with a suit filed for an injunction on Tuesday, May 9.
Already, the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), which was scheduled to supervise the exercise, has pulled out, citing the injunction notice.
However initially booked to be heard on Monday, May 15, the suit is probably going to be heard on Friday after the NDC petitioned for compressed version of time.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, insists nothing has changed with the filing of the suit.
He said until a determination of the suit on Friday, the primaries have not been called off.