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Kufuor Ditches Alan


Former President John Kufuor does not support any of the Candidates vying for the Flagbearer slot of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), party Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has said.

Mr Kufuor has always been alleged to support twice-failed flagbearer aspirant Alan Kyeremanten against twice-defeated NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The former President’s alleged support for the former Trades Minister and failed Director-General aspirant of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has led to factionalism (Kufuor and Akufo-Addo camps) in the party, according to pollster Ben Ephson. Continue reading

NPP pursuing justice on behalf of Ghanaians – Jake


Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) on Wednesday admonished Ghanaians to be more concerned about the plight of voters rather than the Electoral Commission whose only duty among others is to count and announce results of elections.

He explained that Ghana’s democracy would in the future face a huge challenge in making any meaningful change of government through the ballot box if concerns of the voter were allowed to be swept under the carpet.

Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey gave the advice when he addressed the media at a press conference in Accra to update them on the NPP’s recent activities in pursuit of justice and the status of the petition brought before the Supreme Court of Ghana by three distinguished members of the party. Continue reading

NPP Commends the Electoral Commission on the Biometric Registration Exercise


The recently-held Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise has just ended and The New Patriotic Party (NPP) wishes to congratulate the Electoral Commission (EC) on the success with which it has conducted the exercise across the country within a relatively tight timeframe.

Whilst we pat the EC’s shoulders for a job well done, we would at the same time like to register our concerns, based on our agents’ experiences and media reporting on the ground in constituencies and polling stations across all 10 regions, of the challenges and inadequacies which characterised the implementation of BVR in a number of Registration Centres, and which will have played a significant role in delays, bottlenecks, raised tempers, occasional violence, and public disquiet about the actual and perceived inefficiency of Registration officials in some areas. For example, the incidence of computer, printers and equipment breakdown, power outages, shortages of supplies including laminates, papers, challenge forms, inks and toner cartridges, threatened to erode public confidence in the process. The NPP also feels that the training provided for Registration staff fell short of the standards expected of a massive national exercise of this nature. Resulting in instances where staff had little clue of the process, never mind their capacity to explain the process in simple terms to members of the public. Continue reading

MILLS IS CREATING A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT IN GHANA


A STATEMENT BY THE NPP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

18 April, 2012: Today has been a shameful day in the history of the rule of law in our country with state prosecutors presenting the New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, before a magistrate court on three charges of (i) treason, (ii) treason felony and (iii) attempted genocide. The charges are ostensibly based on remarks he made in reaction to the acts of violence perpetrated in the Odododiodio constituency by Presidential Aide and parliamentary candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye.

The Attorney General, knowing so well that the magistrate court had no jurisdiction to hear the matter, brought the ‘prisoner’ there only to request for the court to remand him in police custody for an additional two weeks. It was merely to seek to keep the member of the parliamentary Minority in custody in order to “teach him a lesson”. Continue reading

NPP STATEMENT ON KEN AGYEPONG’S ARREST


The New Patriotic Party takes note of the arrest yesterday, 16th April, 2012, of the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Hon. Kennedy Agyepong, for an intemperate public statement made by him last Friday in reaction to the unfortunate incidents in the Odododiodio constituency, Greater Accra Region.

In the last few weeks Ghanaians have witnessed with dismay divisive statements by political leaders and violent acts, all because of the voter registration exercise. The NPP has been most disturbed by these acts of violence and intimidation, the inflammatory statements and other illegal acts that have been associated with the ongoing exercise. We have also been disturbed by the selective, partisan manner in which the law is being enforced in dealing with the situation. Continue reading

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