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Blame your supporters not the police – NPP replies Mahama

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The opposition New Patriotic Party is accusing president John Mahama of needlessly blaming the police for Sunday’s clashes between supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress and the private security guarding the residence of the New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo. Spokesperson for the NPP leader Mustapha Hamid said at the very least, the president could have “admitted to the indiscretion” of his supporters and reprimand them. “To blame the police is to shift the goal post,” he indicated in an interview on Joy News, Tuesday. The president blamed Sunday’s clashes between the NPP and the NDC on what he said was the poor briefing of the police. There was near bloodbath Sunday morning when supporters of the NDC who had gone for a walk

Fasting and prayers don’t win elections – Pastor

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
A man of God is urging all political parties not to bank their hopes on fasting and prayers for electoral victory. Rather, Prophet Nana Addo Adepa said parties especially in opposition should educate the supporters to go out and vote and stay out of trouble. The Man of God who is the head pastor of the Greatness Palace Chapel made the comment after the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) declared a 21-day fasting and prayers for its members across the country ahead of the December 7 general elections. The programme, dubbed ‘The Battle Is The Lord’s: Declaration Towards Victory and Peace of Ghana,’ would commence with a candlelight vigil and prayer service at the Koforidua Jackson Park in the Eastern Region. But Prophet Nana Adepa in an interview on Adom News said the fasting will not

NPP slams Prof. Emmanuel Asante over printed ballot papers

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The Ashanti Regional Deputy Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Daniel Agyemin Boateng, has lashed out at the Chairman of the National Peace Council Prof. Rev Emmanuel Asante for turning a deaf ear on the errors committed by the Electoral Commission (EC) on printed ballot papers. He wondered what has led to the indifferent attitude exhibited by the Chairman of Peace Council on the issue adding that God will judge everyone according to his/her deeds. According to him, for peace’s sake, Prof Asante should be mediating between NPP and EC over the errors on the ballot designs. ‘The Chairman of Peace Council Prof. Emmanuel Asante is deaf and dumb now, why is he tight-lipped?, he has not seen or heard what is going on, whatever we are doing God is watching all of us, those who are lying

We will present members for questioning – NPP

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is willing to submit its members for questioning following the clashes between its supporters and that of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Nima residence of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Acting General Secretary of the opposition NPP, John Boadu, said, “we will readily submit to the authority of the state which we have done over the years.” At a press conference on Sunday after the clashes, Mr. Boadu had accused the Nima Divisional Police command of failing to intervene when NDC members besieged the residence of the NPP flagbearer. He said the police did not come in to prevent the NDC supporters from attempting to forcefully invade the premises of the NPP leader. According to Mr. Boadu, the perceived bias

Real power belongs to the masses not pollsters – Ablakwa

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the outcome of the recent elections in America indicates that real power belongs to the ordinary masses and not pollsters. Speaking at a press conference in Ho on Monday, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is also Chairman of the Communications committee of the Volta NDC Campaign taskforce, said although polls characterize elections, predictions from pundits, pollsters and the media, do not reflect the true situation on the ground. He added that, as a political party, the NDC is not perturbed by the various predictions by pollsters; but has its focus on the masses who are witnesses to the development Ghana has seen under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama. “Real power belongs to the ordinary masses. Real power

We’ll win, but don’t be complacent – Akufo-Addo tells supporters

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer for the 2016 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, has urged party supporters not to be complacent by work hard to ensure victory on December 7. Nana Akufo-Addo, who is seeking to unseat the National Democratic Congress’ President John Mahama in his third attempt, told supporters to go out in their numbers to vote for the party in the upcoming polls. Addressing a rally at Atebubu in Brong Ahafio Region as he wrapped up his tour of the region on Sunday [November 13], he said, even though there were clear indications the party will win the elections, its supporters must not be complacent; but must be focused and work hard to ensure he becomes victorious. “On 7th of December, everybody has to go and vote. If you want change, you have to vote for the change. Everybody

Vote Mahama out – Fadi Dabbousi

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
Ghanaian author, Fadi Dabbousi has asked the Ghanaian electorate to punish President John Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) by voting them out in this year’s general elections. The journalist has accused the government of inflating the cost of projects in the country so as to siphon public funds at the expense of the poor Ghanaian. In an interview with Class News, Mr Dabboussi said: “They should be kicked out because they are a bunch of liars. The Ridge Hospital project was categorised as the most expensive of its kind in the world and when so much noise was made about it, they cut to cost, so, if people have not talked about it, the money would have gone into someone’s pocket”. Mr Dabbousi challenged the media to expose the government for such infractions. The

National Security failed Akufo-Addo – NPP MP

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central in the Greater Accra Region has blamed the national security apparatus for Sunday’s violence at the Nima residence of the Nana Akufo-Addo. Henry Quartey says had the security agencies provided the mandatory protection for the NPP flagbearer’s, supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) would not have attempted to attack the residence. “It is the responsibility of the national security apparatus to provide adequate security for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his family. That should be what the police should have done by now,” said Henry Quartey on PM Express on the Joy News channel Monday. He also criticized the response time of the Nima Police who are stationed about 5 meters away from Akufo-Addo’s

It’s not yet a done deal; go out and vote – Nana Addo to NPP

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has urged supporters of the party to shun complacency as the country readies for the December polls. According to him, although he is confident of victory, it is important for every party member to go out and vote in order to ensure an absolute victory for the elephant family come December. “On 7th of December, everybody has to go and vote. If you want change, you have to vote for the change. Everybody knows the wind of change is blowing everywhere we go. But I beg you, nobody should think that it is a done deal. We need everybody to vote,” the former attorney general told supporters at Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo region, where he is currently campaigning. The three-time flagbearer is seeking to unseat President John Mahama of the

Vote for your son – Kufuor to Eastern Region

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
Former president John Agyekum Kufour has urged people of Akropong in the Eastern Region to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo, the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate for this year’s elections. Speaking at a rally in the Akropong constituency, Mr Kufuor said the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not lived up to expectation, hence the need to vote for change. He also accused the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of inflicting economic hardships on citizens. “Akropong-Akuapem people are fortunate to have their own son contesting for the presidency. If we say we need change, then we have to rally behind our very own. Wherever the Elephant goes, there is progress. Be wary of campaign promises and also of anybody who advises you to vote skirt and blouse.