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“I Will Stand By Nana Addo For 2016” Says Kennedy Agyapong


Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has declared his unflinching support for Nana Akufo-Addo should he decide to make a third bid for the presidency.

According to him, his decision is borne out of the massive public outcry for the statesman [Akufo-Addo] to be the party’s candidate ahead of the 2016 general elections.

“I am still standing by Nana because majority of Ghanaians believe he is the key to NPP victory in 2016”.

Kennedy Agyapong’s endorsement comes after the NPP General Secretary and other executives openly declared their support for Nana Addo following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the petition challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama. Continue reading

MADIBA – THE NOBLEST AFRICAN OF THEM ALL


MADIBA – THE NOBLEST AFRICAN OF THEM ALL
A Tribute by Nana Akufo-Addo To Nelson Mandela (18/07/1918 – 5/12/2013)

I join the rest of humanity in commemorating the life of the greatest African that the world has ever known, a man who managed the unique global feat of being loved, admired, respected and idolised by the greatest number of the world’s population in the course of his lifetime – Nelson Mandela.

A lifetime of struggle for equality, freedom, justice and progress, he was the greatest hero of the African liberation movement, a universal symbol of courage, conviction, and commitment. Not for him the language of freedom, but the actions of tyranny. His unshakeable belief in democracy and dogged determination to build a genuine multiracial democracy in South Africa gave him, after nearly three decades of harsh and cruel imprisonment, the moral authority to embrace a policy of national reconciliation which enabled South Africa to turn its back on civil war after the senseless horrors and cruelties of apartheid.

He was, indeed, the outstanding statesman of Africa’s history, who laid a foundation of respect for human rights and individual liberties, the rule of law, and love of nation in the governance of South Africa. That will be his lasting contribution to the future of his country and, indeed, of the entire African continent.

At the age of 76, he agreed to become the first black leader of democratic South Africa because the moment required his experience, his maturity, his wisdom, his tact, his patriotism, his popularity, his compassion, his conviction and his vision. He could have gone on to stand for re-election and win an overwhelming endorsement of the South African people in 1999. Yet, like Washington at the beginning of the American Republic, he chose to handover to another lieutenant of the freedom struggle, Thabo Mbeki. In a continent of life presidents, this was an act worthy of emulation.

He showed other leaders what can be achieved even in one term of office if a leader chooses to focus on the bigger picture – the greater good – in doing the right thing that will stand the test of time and not just to survive an electoral cycle.

He used his term in office to build an enduring one-nation platform of stability to guarantee the progress of his nation. The challenge now is how leaders after him can build on the platform that Mandela built to create a real and expanding free society of opportunities and prosperity for every South African. Mandela stayed on, even out of office, to use his statesmanship to support the reconstruction of South Africa until retiring from active politics at the age of 85.

When I think of Nelson Mandela, I think of the values that a leader must have: compassion, conviction, integrity, sincerity, generosity, loyalty, dignity and humility. Those are values that are earned from one’s actions and not just one’s words. Mandela held with remarkable consistency a very high ethical standard of behaving in line with these values.

Mandela has been a great inspiration to members of my generation. True to his Xhosa name ‘Rolihalah’, which means ‘shaker of trees’ or ‘troublemaker’, Mandela was relentless in his courage and conviction to cause trouble for those who caused trouble to humanity. Born into royalty, and having the benefit of education, he used his privileges, especially as a lawyer, not for self-gain but to serve his people.

He was first a young radical, a street activist, a dissident, who was seen by half of a bipolar Cold War world as a divisive and dangerous ‘communist terrorist’, then he was imprisoned for his cause, to be celebrated as a liberator and, finally, revered by all as an exceptional statesman. An extraordinary achievement earned by staying ever true to his convictions and possessing the capacity to adapt without flinching.

He was a fighter and stayed so even in his last months. “For to be free,” he said, “is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Such was his selflessness as a leader. A man who lived for and lived to see an integrated South Africa, earning for himself in the process, the global emblem of dignity and tolerance.

Mandela, above all, will be remembered as the chief architect of the smooth transformation of South Africa from apartheid to democracy. The greatest tribute we fellow Africans can pay him, therefore, is to use him as an inspiration for the necessary transformation of our societies to enhance the dignity and prosperity of every individual African, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or class. If Mandela made the integration of a divided South Africa a reality, we can only pay tribute to him by making the unity of Africa a reality, also.

Such has been his greatness that even in his death his great light will continue to shine bright and we must let his example shine on to illuminate the entirety of the African continent as we strive to take to the doorsteps of every household the benefits of progress and freedom.

My sympathies go to his family, especially his widow, Madam Graça Machel, the ANC, President Jacob Zuma, the people of South Africa, fellow Africans, black people everywhere and to the people of the world, as we mourn the passing of this noblest of all Africans. May he rest in perfect peace. God bless his soul.

Nana Akufo-Addo,
London, December 6, 2013

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Paul Afoko: I will support Akufo-Addo in 2016


A leading Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Paul Afoko, has pledged his continual support for Nana Akufo-Addo if he is retained as the party’s presidential candidate for 2016.

Mr. Afoko who is eyeing the NPP national Chairman position told Citi News he will be the last person to kick against Nana Addo’s presidential ambition.

“For two different elections preceding, it has been Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, and we, especially me, has fought tooth and nail to ensure that he won the presidency; if you went round the three northern regions, Brong Ahafo and parts of Western and Ashanti regions and asked them, they will tell you the effort I put in to fight to ensure that we won power.”

He emphasized: “I am a party animal and I am not a creature or creative for an individual in the NPP, and I say Paul Afoko will unite this party as national Chairman.”

According to Mr. Afoko, what is paramount in the NPP now is unity for which reason members should avoid divisive tendencies.

Mr. Afoko repeated that his major priority is to lead the party to victory in 2016, regardless of who leads the party.

“The Chairman is a person who should come out as an honest broker to unite the party for a landslide victory in 2016, and Paul Afoko as party Chairman will be the person to unify this party.”

NANA AKUFO-ADDO ATTENDS THANKSGIVING SERVICES


The 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his Running Mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the National Executive Committee of the NPP in recognizing  and acknowledging God’s Goodness and Mercies that He showed towards the Party in the 2012 Elections and the Supreme Court case, would attend thanksgiving services as follows:

  • FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2013. TIME 12:30PM @ ABBOSEY OKAI CENTRAL MOSQUE
  • SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2013. TIME 9:30AM @ SDA CHURCH LABONE (OPPOSITE LABONE SECONDARY SCHOOL OR ADJACENT OSU CHILDRENS HOME)
  • SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2013. TIME 9:30AM @ CHURCH OF PENTECOST (DR. WYATT ASSEMBLY  ACCRA-NEWTOWN, NEAR MALATA MARKET)
  • ALL REGIONAL AND CONSTITUENCY EXECUTIVES SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO ATTEND SIMILAR SERVICES IN THEIR VARIOUS LOCALITIES.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 ‘IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS; FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD CONCERNING YOU’.

“THE BATTLE IS STILL THE LORD’S”

MULTIPLE & UNACCOUNTED REGISTRATIONS IN VOTERS’ REGISTER & 307,000 UNACCOUNTED BALLOT PAPERS PROVIDED OPPORTUNITY FOR IRREGULARITIES – PETITIONERS


Multiple and unaccounted identities in the voters’ register as well as the over 300,000 ballot papers the Electoral Commission could not account for in the course of the ongoing Presidential Election petition, according to the petitioners, provided an opportunity for the various infractions which characterized the 2012 General Elections to occur.

According to the 176 paged address of the petitioners, the EC’s failure to account fully for the 241,524 persons it claims increased the voters’ register from 13,917,366 to 14,158,890 and the several multiple registrations found in the voters’ register served as a conduit to facilitate infractions like over-voting and voting without biometric verification.

Unaccounted Registrations in Voters’ Register 

The petitioners drew the court’s attention to the Electoral Commission’s answers to the petition and subsequent answers to queries on the voters’ register which the EC was unable to substantiate and which clearly proved the huge imperfections with the voters register.

“In its Answer to the Petition, the 2nd respondent provided an initial provisional registration figure of 13,917,366. The 2nd respondent further claimed that after the conduct of registration of Foreign Service officials, students abroad on Government of Ghana scholarship, Ghanaians working abroad in international organizations, and the late registration of foreign personnel returning from international peace-keeping duties, the figure increased to 14,158,890 registered voters. This represented an increase of 241,524 registered voters over the provisional registration figure of 13,917,366. Continue reading

PETITIONERS SUPPORTED BY THE NUMBERS – EACH CATEGORY IS ENOUGH TO BRING MAHAMA DOWN


The Petitioners in the Presidential Election Petition have proven to the Court in their written address that any one of the four main categories of irregularities, if sustained by the Court, is enough to invalidate the declaration of John Mahama as winner of the December Presidential Elections.

In their written submissions, the petitioners restricted themselves to 10,119 polling stations on which they relied on to make an analysis of the impact of the various statutory and constitutional violations and irregularities the petitioners are seeking the court to sustain.

The petitioners indicate that they decided to rely on 10,119 polling stations because it is those polling stations that fit the strict criteria set. The address states: Continue reading

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