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Akufo-Addo Pays Tribute To His Personal Friend, Komla Dumor


Akufo Addo Tribute

The Flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 presidential elections, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has described the death of Komla Dumor as “a deep loss not just to media and journalism in Ghana but to Africa and the world” in a statement released today.

He said the world is the poorer for his passing as Komla Dumor’s professional and diligent approach turned him into a role model for many young journalists in Ghana and Africa.

“Komla has been a source of great pride and joy to all Ghanaians as a hard working media practitioner who strove for excellence in journalism. I recall his trailblazing radio morning show in our country”, the statement said.

Komla Dumor died Saturday morning after a cardiac arrest in London at age 41.

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“We Cannot Compromise On The Unity Of The Party” Akufo-Addo advises.


The two time presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on members of the Party to stay united as they compete among themselves. In a statement released on 8 January 2014 and posted on his Facebook page, Nana Akufo-Addo called on members of the Party to see the internal elections as a necessary reorganisation process, which the Party must go through. He urged members to keep the contests clean and convivial so that thereafter “we can all get back together, work together and secure victory in 2016.”

Akufo-Addo, who is resting in London, took the opportunity to congratulate the newly elected polling station and constituency executives, and urged all party members to work hard to win power and be declared as winners in 2016. A copy of the statement is below:

In the last two months, our party, the New Patriotic Party, has held elections in some 26,000 polling stations across the country, followed by constituency executives elections in most places. With very few notable exceptions, the exercise has been successful. The generally peaceful, united, free and fair manner in which the polls were conducted served as an encouraging testimony to the NPP’s democratic culture and a neat exhibition of the spirit of oneness that the NPP needs. It must continue and we must consciously let peace and unity within the NPP serve as our constant guide.

I congratulate all members of the party who participated in the various elections held so far. For those who lost, I wish you better luck next time and, more importantly, I urge you to stay fully engaged in our efforts to reorganise the party for the general elections of 2016. For those who won, please reach out to bring on board every member and supporter of the party in our efforts towards a strong and effective campaign for a clear and resounding victory in 2016. We need unity now to reinforce our front to offer a more attractive and competent alternative to the people of Ghana.

I will urge that any issues arising from these party elections be resolved amicably and expeditiously in a fair and transparent manner, using the existing internal party procedures. Protecting the integrity of the organization, whiles addressing all legitimate issues, is the way to go. The NPP has an enviable democratic tradition of encouraging free and lively competition, and exchange of ideas and views among members. Let us protect and project this tradition by keeping our competing or opposing views on the way forward decent and constructive.

My message to the rank and file of the party is that we must never lose focus of what it is that is at stake: the destiny of our dear country and how to enhance the lives of ordinary Ghanaians. The task ahead is to win power and be so declared in 2016 so that we can give the people of Ghana the governance, which they deserve.

Let us stay united even as we compete amongst ourselves. We cannot compromise on the unity of the party if we are not to compromise on the victory that we seek. We must, therefore, see these internal contests as but a necessary reorganisation process that we must first go through. Let us keep it clean and convivial so that we can all get back together, to think together, work together and secure victory together in 2016.

Thank you.

Nana Akufo-Addo
London, 8 January 2014

Akufo-Addo Wishes All Ghanaians A Merry Christmas From Cold London


In a message posted on his Facebook page and Twitter account, Nana Addo stated:

“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and sundry at home, and Ghanaians everywhere, from cold London.”

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GHANAIAN RESIDENTS IN THE UK PETITION FOR EXPEDITIOUS PROCESS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CHALLENGE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA


CONCERNED GHANAIANS AGAINST ELECTORAL FRAUD (COGEF) UK

12th April, 2013.

THE HIGH COMMISSIONER

GHANA HIGH COMMISSION

13 BELGRAVE SQUARE

LONDON SW1X 8PS

 

Dear Sir,

GHANAIAN RESIDENTS IN THE UK PETITION FOR EXPEDITIOUS PROCESS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CHALLENGE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA

Preamble:
We the Ghanaian community in United Kingdom are hereby petitioning your good office to bring to bear your influence on the relevant stakeholders in Ghana, especially the Supreme Court and the government, in relation to December 2012 election dispute petition under consideration at the Supreme Court. The petition has been subjected to numerous deliberate delays by the three respondents, the Electoral Commission, Mr John Dramani Mahama (President declared) and the NDC party, making our Superior Court of Judicature looks tottering and causing undue political tension in the country.

Although a date for the commencement of the substantive trail has now been set for 16th April 2013, the delays in court leading up to this latest stage gives us real cause for concern. It is our fear that the Supreme Court may further entertain deliberate delay tactics from all or any of the Respondents when the case commences in a cynical bid to deny the ultimate winner of the case, Nana Akufo Addo, his just deserts in a timely order. This fear is shared with our fellow party followers in Ghana. This situation, coupled with the current dire socio-economic conditions in Ghana where citizens are going without very basic necessities like water, gas and electricity, is causing unhealthy tension in the country. Consequently, we Ghanaians in the UK are becoming increasingly concerned about the possible direction of the country if nothing is done to arrest things. Continue reading

Ghanaians In London Register Their Protest Against The Mahama Administration At No.10 Downing Street


Some Ghanaians living in London have taken to the streets in protest over what they claim to be the worsening living conditions in Ghana.

The protesters are also worried over the seeming delays in the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court.

On Friday, the group adorned in the colours of Ghana’s national flag, chanted and sang on the streets of London, demanding a speedy trial and an end to corruption in the country.

london protest“Under normal circumstances it doesn’t take three months for interlocutories to be served…We know even within this week the number of delay tactics the number of delay tactics the respondents have been trying to apply.”

“…So we know there are going to be delays that is why we are tryign to streghten the hands of the Supreme Court,” one of the protesters told Citi News.

“We want the whole world to know what is going on in Ghana,” another said.

Others insisted the 2012 December elections were not credible.

The protesters were not the least discouraged by the early showers. They poured out in their hundreds to make their voices heard.

Akufo-Addo Marks Independence Celebration with Prayers


The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday joined hundreds of Ghanaians in the United Kingdom to mark Ghana’s Independence Day celebration at the Living Springs International Church, London.

Delivering his sermon on ‘Freedom’, Pastor Yaw Bamfo observed that “great things are going to happen in Ghana this year”, adding that “when the righteous rule the Lord rejoices.”

He said “Ghanaians have demonstrated by our conduct and behavior that Ghana is indeed the black star of Africa and it must remain so.”

He noted that at the start of the year “God gave a revelation that the year 2012 is a year of elevation and we are going higher.” Continue reading

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