Taking part will be like drinking from poisoned calabash – Heartbreaking Duffour speaks
Former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffour has described the electioneering processes of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as flawed.
The NDC will go to the polls across 275 constituencies to elect their Parliamentary candidates and a flagbearer as the party prepares to snatch power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.
Dr. Kwabena Duffour was coming up against Kojo Bonsu and John Dramani Mahama but decided to pull out of the race over claims that the electioneering processes of the party is flawed and full of irregularities.
His decision comes a few hours after he decided to withdraw a court injunction he had placed on the elections which will take place on May 13, 2023.
Addressing the Press, Dr Duffour said “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 grassroots, however, my concerns that the party is not ready to conduct free and fair elections is evident for all of us to see”.
“Taking part in such an event will be acting to knowing drinking from a poisoned calabash. After consulting with my support base nationwide, I have been left with no choice but to withdraw as I cannot contest in an election blatantly flawed with irregularities regardless of all my effort to draw attention to the same.”