Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Former Finance Minister in announcing his intentions to redrawn from contesting the NDC Presidential primaries, has assured to support the grassroots and also, continue with his Ahoto Project to empower the various branches and constituencies.
“I will continue to fight the cause of the grassroots for the betterment of the party and my Ahotor Project will continue regardless.
Explaining events leading to his redrawer, Dr. Duffuor said, on Thursday 11th May 2023, the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketiah, in the company of Madam Betty Mould met with him and his team to discuss the challenges relating to the voters’ register.
He said, a meeting chaired by the former speaker of parliament, Rt Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, all stakeholders agreed that, the Party Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia would immediately set up a technical team comprising the technical representatives from the 3 presidential aspirants and the party’s election committee to determine how soon the irregularities with the voters register could be resolved in readiness for the Presidential primaries.
The technical committee Dr. Duffuor stated, was to subsequently submit a report to parties after this had been determined.
“However, despite the assurances given to myself and my team by the Chairman of the Party, the executives of the party, in an act of complete and unacceptable breach of faith, went ahead to convene a press conference announcing that the elections would go ahead tomorrow, without having resolved the concerns surrounding the voters register as decided at the meeting of the Council of Elders”.
He reiterated his commitment to the party and its grassoots added that, his concerns that the party is not ready to conduct free and fair election is evident for all to see and that, taking part in such would be akin to knowingly drinking from a poisoned calabash.
“After consulting with my support base nationwide, I have been left with no choice but to withdraw from the Presidential election as I cannot contest in an election which is blatantly fraught with irregularities regardless of all my efforts to draw attention to same”.
He therefore, thank his supporters for their unwavering faith in team DKD and the wellwishers and assured that together with the tram, would continue to fight the cause of the grassroots for the betterment of the party and his Ahotor Project would continue regardless.