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AKUFO-ADDO CALLS ON OSU MANTSE


NANA AKUFO-ADDO CALLS ON OSU MANTSE

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo this afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, at the Osu Palace.

Accompanied by Sheikh I.C. Quaye, former Greater Accra Regional Chairman; Prof. Mike Oquaye, former 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Stanley Adjiri Blankson, former Accra Metropolitan Authority boss; Ishmael Ashitey, Nana Addo’s call on the Osu Mantse forms part of a series stakeholder meetings he has undertaken since he arrived in Ghana.

Presenting four bottles of schnapps and an undisclosed sum of money to the Osu Mantse, Nana Akufo-Addo explained to the Osu Mantse that the purpose of his call was to announce formally his arrival into the country after taking a brief break from active politics. Continue reading

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TESCON BACKS BUABEN ASAMOA FOR GENERAL SECRETARY


YAW BUABEN ASAMOA IS OUR BEST OPTION FOR GENERAL SECRETARY.

The Patriotic Youth Forum is a platform created by various Tescon leaders and youth activists of the NPP across the country. Its core objective is to shape opinions and ensure that decisions from the party are based on accurate research and analytical findings.

It is trite knowledge that the choice of General Secretary is crucial so far as the electoral fortunes of any political party is concerned. In this regard, we have analysed and scrutinized the abilities and capacities of the four candidates vying for the General Secretary position and have come to a firm conclusion that looking at the rudiments that will play out in the 2016 general elections, Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa presents the SAFEST option for the party in our quest to wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress. Our decision is premised on 3(THREE) main findings. Continue reading

Let’s Resource our Party for Victory 2016 – Kwabena Agyepong


The former Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson to President Kufour, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has called on party faithful to remain resolute and steadfast and deliver the party with capable and dedicated executives with pure motives of ensuring a resounding victory for the NPP in 2016.

Kwabena Agyepong, who is aspiring to be General Secretary of the NPP, assured delegates and party faithful of his readiness to work effectively and closely with them when elected, to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP in the 2016 elections. Continue reading

Akufo-Addo for 2016 – Wontumi declares


There are strong indications that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will contest the presidential election for the third-time running on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako (aka ‘Wontumi’), stated categorically that Nana Akufo-Addo would contest for the presidency.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will lead the NPP as the flagbearer for the third-time running during the upcoming 2016 presidential elections,” Chairman Wontumi, who recently visited the 2012 presidential candidate of the NPP in London stressed, during an interview with DAILY GUIDE.

There were media reports that Nana Addo was hanging his political boots for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate, in the two previous elections, but the reports had been rubbished by his aides. Continue reading

NPP must clear Afoko from “ghostly petition” – Group


Paul Afoko Npp Chair ContestA youth group within the New Patriotic Party, ‘Youth for Afoko’ has asked the party’s vetting committee to hasten their decision on the petition brought against Chairman Aspirant Paul Afoko.

According to the group, disqualifying Paul Afoko on a ‘Ghostly petition’ would spell doom for the party’s chances in 2016.

Below is the full petition by the NPP youth group. Continue reading

SHOULD NPP REALLY DE-AKANISE TO SAVE ITS EXISTENCE?


The recent charges by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Yaw Boateng Gyan and earlier by Lawyer Ayikoi Otoo that the NPP is an Akan party and that non-Akans do not feel very much at home in the Party has re-ignited the long standing debate as to whether NPP is indeed an Akan or a non-Akan party. Some of these propaganda have been narrowed further to the age old perception that the Party is also riddled with an Ashante and Akim rivalry, a topic which I will attend to in my next treatise. However let me deal with the Akanisation issue for now. We can simplistically say that de-akanising the NPP means choosing a non-akan Flagbearer or northernising the Party more and stabilizing it in the Ga lands or making in-roads into the Southern Volta lands. Beautiful and eulogic but do we really think the NPP’s woes are simply based on whether it is Akan or Non-Akan? Again, what is the ethnic composition of Ghana, and who are non-Akans or Akans in Ghana?

The Non-Akan areas in Ghana are the three northern regions, southern parts of Volta Region, Ga, including Dangme and some very small non-akan enclaves in largely Akan areas. Demographically, the people called Akans are found from the upper reaches of the Volta Region, through the Oti and Afram Plains, across Brong Ahafo Region, through Ashanti, Eastern (excluding the Dangme parts), Central and Western Regions of Ghana. The Bawules and Nzemas may be contestable as Akans but I call them Akans because on the other side of the border in Ivory Coast their counterparts there, the Aowins, are considered Akans.  Used very loosely therefore the people of Akan extraction live in the forest regions of modern day Ghana and constitute about 70% of Ghana’s population. Thus, a party, which could be, truly tagged Akan could by right be the dominant party to rule in Ghana, but Continue reading

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