Evidence of forgery allegations by EC insufficient to disqualify presidential aspirants
A private legal practitioner has stated that the evidence provided by the Electoral Commission over forgery allegations leading to the disqualification of candidates is not enough. His comments follow an accusation by the EC that stated that 19 persons who had allegedly supported the CPP candidate had also supported Kofi Koranteng, an independent presidential aspirant. Mr Abdulai said the forensic evidence provided by the EC is not credible enough to hold the alleged persons responsible.
Fresh graduates of the Free SHS policy woo peers into voting for the NPP
A group of graduates which identifies itself as 'Nana Mma' are on a quest to woo their peers into voting for the party come December 7. The graduates in focus are all beneficiaries of the New Patriotic Party's flagship policy, Free SHS. The group started out as a WhatsApp platform with a few members but has now turned into a network of first-time voters with over 200 members campaigning for the NPP at Asawase, Kumasi. At the recent campaign launch of the NPP in the Asawase Constituency on the theme 'Operation Snatch the Seat, Agenda 60% votes' the young voters displayed social skills aimed at wooing their peers to vote for the party.
Marricke Gane disappointed in disqualification by Electoral Commission
Independent Candidate, Marricke Kofi Gane has called on his supporters to remain calm as he and his team explore all available options to resolve issues surrounding his disqualification from the 2020 presidential race. According to a press statement from his camp, the Gane4Ghana team is very disappointed in the Electoral Commission's decision to disqualify him from running for president, and is doing everything possible to get Mr Gane on the ballot paper. The Gane4Ghana team are therefore calling on supporters of Marricke Gane "To remain calm" as they "Explore all the options available to us in order to resolve this matter."
Ho West MP launches book to account for stewardship, effort in bringing NDC into power
The Ho West Member of Parliament in the Volta Region, Emmanuel Bedzrah, has outdoored a book titled "The Mandate" to account for his stewardship over the last 12 years. The 172-page book titled "The Mandate" contains development projects delivered with public funds allocated to the office of the Ho West MP, between 2009 and 2020. The book also contained initiatives and programs implemented to enhance human resource in the Ho West constituency and improve on livelihoods.
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang commits to further development in Zongo communities
The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, says the next NDC-led government will be committed to further developmental projects for Zongo communities in Ghana. Speaking at the Ejuwra Zongo Chief's Palace as part of her Ashanti regional tour, she said the NDC as a party for all, will continue its development agenda with the establishment of an Islamic College of Education to train teachers for Arabic schools in Zongos and equip them better. According to her, the NDC's 2020 People's Manifesto has key provisions for Zongo communities such as an interest-free Suyaya Fund accessible to businesses and individuals.
Our analysis show that 'swing regions' will vote in our favour
The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama says he is certain that regions in the country usually known to be 'swing regions' will vote for his party in the upcoming General Elections. "Our analyses show that we have a swing coming towards us because where the NPP thinks they are strong even, we see a positive shift towards us." Considering Akufo-Addo's promise to resign should he fail to check the galamsey menace, John Mahama asked that the President resign, as he has failed "Miserably" to deliver on this promise.
John Dumelo draws large crowd during campaign launch at Ayawaso West Wuogon
The campaign launch of John Dumelo as MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency saw a large gathering of people at the Bawaleshie School park in East Legon. Yesterday, we successfully launched our campaign in Ayawaso West Wuogon. John Dumelo is going up against NPP's Lydia Alhassan for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat.
Election 2020: UPP flagbearer blames disqualification on NPP, calls out Akufo-Addo for ethnocentrism
The United Progressive Party flagbearer says the ruling party, in collaboration with the Electoral Commission, deliberately engineered his disqualification on the basis of ethnocentrism. "Information reaching my office is that the EC and the NPP are doing everything within their might to disqualify me because of where I hail from and my party colours," he said. The EC explains that the disqualification of the other 4 presidential aspirants, namely, independent candidates Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane, Kwesi Busumburu of the People's National Party and the United Front Party's Agyenim Boateng was as a result of alleged forgery of signatures and the manufacturing of endorsees.
Suaman constituency inaugurates 'Operation Win Suaman Seat' campaign team
The constituency which was carved out of the Aowin constituency in 2004 has since been represented in parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress with quite a large margin until the NPP lost with a slim margin of 12 votes in 2016 general elections. Speaking to the people, Mr Obeng emphasised the significant contributions of the Akufo-Addo government in the Suaman-Dadieso constituency and encouraged all party supporters to bring all hands on deck for a landslide victory this time around. On his part, Mr Addy, promised to establish a Nursing Training College in the constituency when voted as the Member Of Parliament come December 7.
Andrew Amoako Asiamah is still MP for Fomena
The NPP MP Andrew Amoako Asiamah has been expelled from the party after his decision to go independent. In an interview with Papa Nyamekye on Nhyira FM's 'Kuro Yi Mu Nsem,' his spokesperson, Seth Oduro explained that the expulsion of Mr Asiamah from the NPP doesn't mean he has vacated his seat in Parliament. "Since a by-election cannot be held now, then Parliament cannot also subject him to the sanctions now. It's NPP he's been expelled from but he's still our MP. Fomena NPP MP is Andrew Asiamah and there is no doubt. Nobody can take that away from us," he said.
Swing regions inclining to NDC's favour ahead of Election 2020
Former President John Mahama said that the National Democratic Congress' analysis ahead of Election 2020 suggests the NDC will win in the swing regions. The NDC Flagbearer indicated that aside Eastern and Ashanti Regions that the NPP is likely to win; the NDC will win the 2020 Elections in the other 14 regions including their Northern and Volta Regions which are regarded as their strongholds. In an interview with Adom TV, Former President Mahama said areas the NPP regards as its strongholds are positively shifting towards the NDC. He indicated that his interaction with chiefs and opinion leaders, many are unhappy with President Akufo-Addo led administration.
Independent contender or not, Kyei Mensah will win hands down
Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, said his fellow MP and leader of the Majority in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, will maintain his seat despite challenges from an independent contender for the Suame Parliamentary seat. Mr George Prempeh, with links to the governing New Patriotic Party, is contesting as an independent candidate, determined to unseat Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the MP for Suame and Leader of Government Business. Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu announced that 60 bills were programmed for the meeting and that there had been a meeting for ministers to prioritise bills scheduled for the House.
Let's not spill blood over political differences
The Running Mate of the NDC's flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has called for calm in the campaign activities of parties contesting the December 7, elections. The campaign tour also saw the NDC Presidential Running Mate pay a courtesy call on the Chief of Sekyedumase, Nana Antwi Boasiako II, and Nana Apau Wiafe Ababio Sanwansa, Chief of Hemang, where she outlined the party's vision to the chiefs and people. Barima Osei Hwedie lauded the NDC Running Mate for her humility and asked political parties to address issues in their campaign rallies.
Naana Opoku-Agyemang meets youth and professional groups in Kumasi
The running mate of the NDC flagbearer, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang met with a group of youth and professional groups in Kumasi, Monday. The groups comprised of members from GNAT and NAGRAT, Persons With Disabilities, Progressive Intellectuals, Lawyers Health Workers, Menzgold victims, among others. A speaker on behalf of the group, Dr. Yarhands Arthur, expressed appreciation to the NDC for reaching out for input from Professional groups during the crafting of their Manifesto - The People's Manifesto.
EC clears 12 presidential candidates for 2020 elections
The Electoral Commission has processed and cleared 12 presidential aspirants to contest in the 2020 general elections. Out of the total 17 aspirants who submitted their nomination forms to be considered as presidential candidates, the Commission disqualified five of them. Addressing the media, the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa stressed that their decision was based on the verification and authentication reports it received from its technical team.
Akufo-Addo has failed in fight against galamsey, he must resign
Former President John Mahama has asked President NanaAkufo-Addo to resign for failing to ensure that illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has been ended in the country. "Akufo-Addo has failed when it comes to the fight against 'galamsey' and so if he has put his tenure on the line then he probably shouldn't be running for the next presidency, he should be resigning now," he said. Mr Mahama said the NPP government has performed abysmally in terms of galamsey fight.
I will commit half of my salary to youth development
National Democratic Congress(NDC) Parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo says he will commit 50 per cent of his salary to youth development in the constituency if voted for to power. "I have ventured into mushroom farming in the constituency and those initiatives will help create jobs for the teeming youth the area," he said. Mr Dumelo promised to establish a local football team stressing the initiative would help create job opportunities for the youth in sports.
NPP's '$1 million per Constituency' policy has been a total flop
Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama says the promise by the governing New Patriotic Party to provide $1 million for each constituency annually has been unsuccessful. "This '$1 million per constituency' promise has been a total flop. When I visited a certain constituency, not even one of the four public toilets were completed," he stated. At the maiden edition of the party's Weekly Press Briefing, the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka alleged that President Akufo-Addo has "Monumentally failed" to honour his promise of providing every constituency with $1 million per year.
Ato Forson joins calls for presidential debate
The Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam, Cassiel Ato Forson, has backed calls for a presidential debate between the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama, and President Akufo-Addo. Former president, Mr Mahama has led calls for a debate with the president ahead of the December 7 elections but Mr Akufo-Addo has declined the invitation. Addressing the chiefs and people of Ajumako in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam constituency on Saturday, as part of the NDC presidential candidate's just ended five-day campaign tour of the Central Region, Mr Ato Forson noted that a debate between the leaders of the two dominant political parties will inform electorates about the policies of the parties and help them make an informed decision on election day.
Mahama storms Western Region
The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama, is beginning a five-day campaign tour of the Western Region on Monday. Mr Mahama's tour of the Western Region follows his five-day tour of the Central Region which ended on Sunday. Mr Mahama will end his tour of the Western Region on Friday.