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Akufo-Addo’s Appointments Improperly Made – Anyenini

Written by | January 7, 2017 | 0
The appointments by President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo are unlawful, private legal practitioner Samson Lardy Anyenini has said. Mr Anyenini argued that the president-elect may have breached portions of the Presidential Office Act, indicating that Mr Akufo-Addo had to make the appointments in consultation with the Council of State. “If you designate someone as a National Security Coordinator, you ought to know very clearly that what the law provides is that you appoint that person with the advice of the National Security Council. You will also need additionally, to consult with the Public Services Commission. The Public Services Commission ordinarily will take that person through an interview process and vet them. You don’t tell me that you put those people forward, announce them to the whole

I never blamed Mahama for NDC’s defeat – Armah Kofi Buah

Written by | December 17, 2016 | 0
The Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has dismissed claims that he’s blamed President John Mahama and leading members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the party’s defeat in the December elections. According to him, he’s not made any commentary on factors that might have contributed to the NDC’s defeat, urging the public to disregard any such information. A story attributed to West End Radio located in Ellembelle in the Western Region quotes the Minister as saying President Mahama must be blamed for his own defeat. Part of the story said: “The massive failure of our NDC party under President John Mahama is as a result of arrogance and complacency. The President somehow turned into a dictator whenever we attended meetings. He trust Parliamentarians who

NDC ‘chopped’ the money and slept – Kweku Baako

Written by | December 17, 2016 | 0
Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading GUIDE, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has observed that the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) defeat in the 2016 General Elections was largely caused by the party’s focus on discredited worn out attacks instead of campaigning on issues. The NDC lost in the 2016 General Elections with a difference of 1, 502, 749, polling 4, 213, 277 representing 44.40 % while the New Patriotic Party (NPP), won by 5, 716, 026 representing 53.80%. In his assertion on Metro TV Thursday morning Kweku Baako noted that the party rather decided to make the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo popular by their vilification and attacks on his personality. He observed that the party’s parliamentarians, district and municipal chief executives became over confident and

NPP rigged 2016 polls – Afotey Agbo

Written by | December 17, 2016 | 0
There were numerous cases of over-voting, especially in the Ashanti Region, during the just-ended presidential and parliamentary elections, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso, has said. According to him, in some areas, agents of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were asked to move far away from the polling officers who were issuing the ballot papers, allowing them to issue more than one ballot paper to voters, a situation he said led to over-voting in the region. Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Friday December 16, Mr Afotey Agbo said: “Some of our people (agents) were not vigilant at the polling stations because instead of sitting close to the polling officers

PPP will offer ‘positive opposition’ – Nduom

Written by | December 11, 2016 | 0
The leader of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has served notice his party will offer “positive opposition” to the incoming New Patriotic Party administration. “We have come to stay. We will consolidate, get stronger and become a better competitor. We will go to every community that welcomes us and work with them to bring improvement in any way that we can through our private efforts; especially in the areas of preventable diseases, education and job creation. “And to the next administration, we will offer positive opposition – collaboration to implement good ideas and solutions; and constructive criticism when weakness or failure is evident. In every way, we will be relentless campaigners to encourage the in-coming administration to deliver on its many

Ghanaians cried for change and voted for change – Greenstreet

Written by | December 10, 2016 | 0
The Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has described as charitable the votes garnered by the party at the 2016 elections. According to him, although the party campaigned on the need for change based on the myriad of issues challenging the country, the party could not get Ghanaians to jump on the “green train”. “Ghanaians wanted change and they wanted to secure that change so they all went in what it appears the direction in their cry for change.” Per results trickling in, the CPP has garnered 24,915 votes representing 0.24 per cent of votes cast from 264 of the 275 constituencies in the country. Speaking on Citi FM Friday, Mr Greenstreet acknowledged that he had conceded defeat and called the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Thursday

This is not the outcome we wanted – President Mahama

Written by | December 10, 2016 | 0
President John Dramani Mahama says “This is not the outcome we wanted and hoped for” when addressing Ghanaians after his defeat in the just ended presidential election. He conceded defeat in the presidential elections after calling the main opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate him as the winner of the 2016 presidential race. According to him “Every election is a hard fought battle, this is no exception. The people expressed their will and know who will lead them.” He, however, assured a “smooth transition” and thanked God and Ghanaians for their help during his tenure –“I have done my bit for the development of this country. I would have cherished the opportunity to do more. I enjoyed working with the security and proud

Let’s consolidate democratic credentials – Mahama urges ahead of polls

Written by | December 7, 2016 | 0
President John Mahama has urged voters and the elections management machinery for tomorrow’s general elections to work towards the peaceful execution of the polls. In a national address on the state broadcaster, GTV, on Tuesday, the president said successful polls on Wednesday, December 7 is every Ghanaian’s civic responsibility and must not be taken lightly. “The way we conduct ourselves in this election will show to the world that Ghana has come of age,” he admonished. The stakes are high in tomorrow’s election as the president’s reelection bid on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) meets with Nana Akufo-Addo-led opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). The NPP will be hoping to win power after two unsuccessful attempts. This would be the seventh general

Feature: Is Nana Akufo-Addo going to be third time lucky?

Written by | December 7, 2016 | 0
Ghana’s main opposition presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo may have lost the two previous elections, but the way he handled those losses resonates with many people in the build-up to Wednesday’s poll. He is credited with preventing possible violence in 2012 by not rejecting the outcome – a loss by 300,000 votes to current President John Mahama – and calling for mass protests. Instead, he sought legal redress and accepted defeat after the Supreme Court upheld the result. The 72-year-old son of former chief justice and ceremonial President Edward Akufo-Addo has retained his 2012 electoral promise to provide free high-school education. But the former lawyer, attorney general and foreign minister’s campaign is now focused on a “one district, one factory”

I’ll win North Tongu seat – Kofi Eleblu

Written by | December 7, 2016 | 0
Independent parliamentary candidate for North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, Mr. Christopher Kofi Eleblu, has declared that he will win the seat in the December 7, 2016 general elections. According to him, his victory is hinged on the fact that the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, has nothing to offer the constituents. The former Internal Auditor of the Ministry of Health (MoH) promised the constituents a corrupt-free leadership and called on all eligible voters in the constituency to vote massively for him to win the December 7 parliamentary polls. “Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa has failed in using his power as MP to change the lives of the people…since he was elected he has not even met a single community to discuss their problems. “Any power that you