Monday, 17 June

NDC polls: Duffuor's boycott 'our family matter' – Kojo Bonsu says, as he votes

NDC flag bearer aspirant Kojo Bonsu

The boycott of the presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) by one of its aspirants, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, is a "family matter" for the party, fellow aspirant Kojo Bonsu has said after voting at the Jubilee Park, Subin Constituency, in the Ashanti Region.

Dr Duffuor cited "blatant irregularities" for his withdrawal from the race.

He said all efforts on his part to save the situation hit a snag.

The former finance minister had earlier filed an interlocutory injunction on the primaries but withdrew on the eve of the event and also announced his boycott on the same day.

The boycott of Dr Duffuor leaves Mr Bonsu and former President John Mahama as the only flag bearer aspirants.

After voting, Mr Bonsu told journalists: “I want to tell everybody in the party that 2024 is our main goal, so we should all come together, vote wisely and make sure that this party has the strength to fight in the 2024 elections very well. My expectation is that, after the election today, we will all support it, 2024 is our goal. My chances are very positive.”

Reacting to Dr Duffuor's withdrawal, he said: “The most important thing is ‘di wo fie asem’. I think it is a family matter. We are one big family, what has happened is our family matter.”