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NPP Holds Peaceful Elections Across The Country


The elections conducted by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to elect Constituency Executives ahead of the 2016 general elections ended across the country on a peaceful note.

Voting was generally peaceful, according to Citi News correspondents across the country.

The executives elected in Saturday’s vote will constitute delegates that will elect Parliamentary Candidates and the party’s flagbearer for the 2016 elections.

NPP Director of Elections, Martin Adjei-Mensah told Citi News the elections “went as scheduled” and was happy with the outcome.

“Across the country, the process was to start today [Saturday] but not end in itself .It will continue throughout the week until next Saturday. We don’t expect any election to go beyond December 21,” he added.

The Constituency Elections were however, temporarily suspended in the Eastern and Northern Regions due to circumstances beyond control.

Elections in the two regions will be held on Sunday December 15 and on December 17, 2013 respectively.

By : Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

NPP To Issue Guidelines For Internal Elections On 18 October 2013


It has come to the notice of the National Headquarters of the NPP that certain Constituency and Regional Officers of the party have issued their own guidelines for the impending Internal Elections.

We are by this statement asking all party officers to suspend such action in order not to jeopardize a very peaceful exercise that the party intends to undertake.

We wish to assure all our party officials and followers that comprehensive guidelines that would govern our Internal Elections from the polling stations to the National Executive elections is being prepared and would be released to our regional/constituencies offices by Friday 18th October 2013. Continue reading

More NDC delay tactics exposed … 9 separate joinder applications filed at Supreme Court – The New Statesman Online


The New Statesman is reliably informed that the ruling National Democratic Congress, in light of the overwhelming evidence showing the rigging of the 2012 election for John Mahama, has filed 9 separate joinder applications at the Supreme Court to be joined in the case challenging the validity of the December 2012 elections.

The ruling National Democratic Congress administration, the New Statesman can confirm has tasked its constituency executives across the country to get its supporters, through the use of cash inducements, to agree to have their names and signatures placed on joinder applications to be sent to the Supreme Court.

The filing of the 9 applications for joinders was done yesterday at the Registry of the Supreme Court and has been described as being part of the grand scheme by the NDC to delay the case being heard at the Supreme Court. Continue reading

Kenya exposes Ghana … over bloated biometric voter register – The New Statesman Online


Figures from the Kenyan Electoral Commission have badly exposed the biometric voter register used by Ghana, which was compiled by the Electoral Commission, for the 2012 general elections as bogus, bloated and not credible.

From a population of 43,013,341 people, 14,337,399 Kenyan voters, representing 33% of the population, yesterday went to the polls to elect a new leader. This is opposed to Ghana’s case where out of a population of some 24.6 million, 14,031,681, representing 57% of Ghana’s population, were registered voters.

The comparison and vast difference between Ghana and Kenya’s voter register has been described by analysts as evidence of the fact that Ghana’s voter list, which employed the use of biometric technology, was deliberately bloated. Continue reading

3 September 2012 – It’s a TAKEOVER!


Earlier today, the Victory 2012 campaign took the Hope Tour to the Klottey Korle Constituency in Accra. The aim of this tour as repeated in the last few months is to restore hope to the people of Ghana. Nana Akufo-Addo’s position is that if we believe in ourselves and in Ghana, we can transform Ghana into a first world country. The message from the constituents in the Klottey Korle Constituency was simple: “We will vote for Nana for free education so that our children can go to school.” Oh they poured out in their numbers to meet the man who wished to change and move Ghana forward again.

Nana Addo in his speech to the people stated “I have been travelling around the country for the past two years and one thing that worries me is the high level of unemployment amongst our youth. We will expand the Ghanaian economy to help create more sustainable jobs for the youth and people of our country”. Find out more on how Nana Addo took over Accra.

Meanwhile, his running mate, the brilliant Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia commenced his tour in the Brong Ahafo Region, where he reiterated Nana Addo’s commitment to education. He stated at a community durbar: “we have pledged wholeheartedly to ensure that we make Secondary education free for all. Our determination to fulfill this promise is influenced by the fact that when SHS becomes free, it would ensure that access to education would be no longer determined by how wealthy one’s parents are.” Read more about what Bawumia said.

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LET’S STOP AFARI DJAN AND THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION


In January 2001 we concluded, for the very first time in our history, the handing over of National Office from one political party to another through the ballot box. And we did it peacefully, to the admiration of the whole world.

In 2008, in a most fiercely contested election from which the victor emerged by some 40,000 votes out of more than 9million counted, in spite of more than 200,000 spoilt ballots, we again achieved this feat, without an insistence on a recount . This time, to such fulsome acclaim that the newly elected part African President of the United States of America, Barack Obama made our nation his first visit to his home continent.

In 2012, we suffered the challenge of the sudden death of our sitting President. Once again, Ghanaian democratic credentials and commitment to peace were eloquently displayed in the manner in which we handled the transition to a new President and the selection of a new Vice President. Continue reading

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