National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential aspirant, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has formally withdrawn from the party’s presidential election slated for Saturday, May 13.
According to him, he quit the presidential race based on his grievances surrounding the upcoming primaries, especially the voters’ register.
Mr Duffour addressing a presser on Friday evening 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,” Dr Duffour said.
“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.”
This comes hours after Dr Duffour withdrew the suit he had filed against the NDC following what he says are some discrepancies his team has identified in the party’s voters register to be used for the exercise.