Mussa Dankwah, the CEO of Global InfoAnalytics, has accused Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, an unsuccessful presidential candidate from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), for his son’s loss in the party’s parliamentary primaries.
The reason behind this accusation is that Dr. Duffuor’s legal action against the party, in the form of an interlocutory injunction, directly impacted the defeat of his son, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor Jnr. Dr.
Duffuor decided to withdraw from the NDC presidential race, citing concerns over irregularities in the voters’ register and the photo album.
On the same day, he decided to withdraw his lawsuit against the NDC, which aimed to prevent the party from proceeding with the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for Saturday.
Dr. Kwabena Duffuor Jnr faced defeat in his attempt to become the parliamentary candidate for the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency within his party.
He narrowly lost by a margin of eight votes, receiving 203 votes compared to the 211 votes secured by his main competitor, Hajia Nasira Afrah.
Dr. Duffuor Jnr. was competing against three other candidates, including his own uncle, Dr. Alex Adomako Mensah, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.
Prof. Edward Brenya, a lecturer at KNUST, obtained 65 votes, while Alex Adomako Mensah received 86 votes.
Following the announcement of the results, Dr. Duffuor Jnr.’s team requested a recount, but Hajia Nasira Afrah, a businesswoman, ultimately emerged as the winner.
During an interview on the Point of View program on Citi TV, hosted by Bernard Avle, Mussa Dankwah stated that the delegates had punished the son of the former finance minister due to his father’s perceived wrongdoings.
The situation in Afram Plains can be clearly described as a conflict within the family, involving the incumbent MP, Alex Adomako, and Duffuor junior.
If Duffuor senior hadn’t created controversy within the NDC race, his son would have been victorious in that constituency.
Had Duffuor senior remained in the race, his son would have emerged as the winner. Duffuor senior’s legal action caused him to make enemies within the NDC.
There were individuals who would have supported the son, but it appears that the family was penalized. If Duffuor senior had handled the situation more skillfully, his son would have secured the seat.
He believes that the former finance minister’s decision to participate in the race was a poorly calculated move.
“There seemed to be a lack of strategic thinking behind their campaign. What were they aiming to accomplish? Did they disregard the polling data and exist in a different reality?” he questioned.