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EC behaving like a teacher happy to see his students fail – Ampaw

Written by | October 14, 2016 | 0
  Disqualified Presidential nominee of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, has given the Electoral Commission (EC) till Monday to allow him contest in the presidential race or risk being sued. According to the party, the EC and its Chairperson were happy to disqualify most of the aspirants. Dr. Henry Lartey was disqualified by the Commission , alongside 12 other aspirants, for not providing the personal records of his running mate among other things. At a press conference today [Thursday], Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, speaking on behalf of Dr. Lartey, accused the Commission of unfairly disqualifying the GCPP flagbearer as it failed to alerting him to correct the errors on his forms. Dr. Henry Hebert Lartey Mr. Ampaw said the EC chair was “behaving like a

JUSSAG threatens ‘strike’ next week

Written by | October 14, 2016 | 0
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG), has once again given government an ultimatum to address concerns over their conditions of service by next week Friday, or face their wrath. According to JUSSAG, the Judicial Council’s recommendations on consolidated salaries and assurances advanced by government are yet to be approved. The Association further stated that, “JUSSAG has pursued this legitimate claim over the past two years, and are still waiting for definite words to the numerous assurances and the delayed implementation of claims.” JUSSAG therefore made a number of recommendations including a written approval confirming implementation of the consolidated salaries of the Association, among others to address their concerns. The Association indicated that, it

AfricaWatch vows to expose Nana Addo in response to NPP’s insults

Written by | October 13, 2016 | 0
The Africa Watch Magazine, one of the most widely read on the continent has hit back at the NPP vowing to publish more revelations about Nana Akufo-Addo’s health and clandestine if the insults and lies continue. Captioned, “Ghana, the Lies and Insults Must Stop – Africawatch responds to Nana Addo” Executive Editor, Steve Malory’s message also descends on acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay describing him as “a dangerous character”. The latest publication also makes reference to Edward ‘Bumpty’ Akufo-Addo, the NPP Presidential candidate’s brother who is seriously ill. Bumpty, a leading member of NPP financiers’ status, is badly affecting the party which is currently broke and still facing difficulties in raising cash for campaign because of donor fatigue deepened by


Written by | October 11, 2016 | 0

Aggrieved candidates must go to court – Former EC director

Written by | October 11, 2016 | 0
A former Chief Director of the Electoral Commission Damoah Agyemang has advised the aggrieved disqualified presidential candidates in the December polls to immediately go to court to test the basis for their disqualification. The Electoral Commission on Monday announced the disqualification 12 of candidates including Dr. Nduom, Dr. Hassan Ayariga of APC, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings of the NDP, Dr. Edward Mahama of the PNC, Dr. Henry Lartey of the GCPP for failing to meet the nomination requirement for the Presidential contest. Some of the reasons outlined by the EC that led to the disqualification of the aspirants are filing anomalies including fraudulent signatures, absence of a required number of signatures and improper filling of nomination forms. Commenting on the matter, Mr Agyemang told

Lawyer faults EC, says law provides for corrections

Written by | October 11, 2016 | 0
The court can nullify the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to disqualify 13 presidential aspirants from the December polls if it is proven that the election management body failed to draw their attention, within the stipulated time, to make corrections on their nomination forms, for which reason they have been disqualified, a constitutional lawyer, Mr Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi has said. Those disqualified include flag bearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC); Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP); Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP); Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD); and Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). The

We aren’t ready to accept any plea – EC

Written by | October 11, 2016 | 0
EC Chair – Charlotte Osei The Electoral Commission(EC) has indicated that it will not accept the plea of any political party disqualified in the 2016 presidential race. Deputy Communications Director of the EC, Yussif Ayuba said both Presidential and parliamentary candidates had ample time to vet their documents themselves and ensure that all details were in line with the law before proceeding to submit them on the 29th and 30th September deadline. He said the Election management body(EMB) had no business to deal with corrections after the expiration of the deadline. “Anything we do, we do it based on law; we don’t just do things the way we want it. You are supposed to present your forms on the 29th and 30th and make sure that every detail that you have provided on the nomination


Written by | October 11, 2016 | 0

2012 manifesto: Nana Addo’s five promises on education

Written by | October 8, 2016 | 0
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), ahead of the 2012 general elections promised some policies they would initiate in the country if Ghanaians gave them the chance to govern the country. Flagbearer of the party, Nana Akufo-Addo, among other things, touted the free Senior High School policy which was in the party’s 2012 manifesto. According to him, the policy sought to reduce the financial burden on parents whose wards were in senior high schools nationwide. He also promised to facilitate the provision of one public university in every region in the country. The party is expected to launch its 2016 manifesto in Accra this Sunday, October 9, ahead of the upcoming elections in December. Below are 5 major promises the NPP made in its 2012 manifesto on the education sector:

Bawumia and his wife are both ‘lost’ – Asiedu Nketia

Written by | October 8, 2016 | 0
The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that Samira Bawumia, wife of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Running mate was a dyed-in-the-wool NDC member. According to him, both Bawumia and his wife have once had a strong NDC background but changed their minds due to reasons best known to them. The NDC Scribe made the disclosure while commenting on Dr Mahamadu Bawumia’s incessant attacks on the NDC, describing the Mahama-led administration as incompetent. Mr Asiedu Nketia recently asked his party members to pray for the NPP running mate to grow out of his ignorance and realize the kind of party he calls his own. He noted that the New Patriotic Party has taken advantage of the ignorance of Dr. Bawumia and using him for the party’s own