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Probing EC will hurt its integrity – Prof. Gyampo cautions

Prof. Ransford Gyampo

A political analyst and lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has cautioned that any probe into the activities of the Electoral Commission, seeking to uncover the alleged financial rot, could compromise the integrity of Ghana’s election body. Instead, he supported calls by the Christian Council of Ghana, which has suggested the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms ...

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Atik Mohammed’s suspension unlawful – Bernard Mornah

Bernard Mornah

The National Chairman of the People’s National Chairman (PNC), Bernard Mornah, has said the party’s decision to suspend the General Secretary of the party, Atik Mohammed is unlawful. Atik Mohammed was suspended indefinitely over the weekend, following some alleged derogatory comments he made against former PNC Flagbearer, Dr. Edward Mahama. Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Mornah said plans are underway ...

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Be humble in service – Freddie Blay to NPP appointees

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The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has said the government is putting in place steps to turn around the country’s fortunes. He said the NPP was in power to correct the mistakes of the previous National Democratic Congress government, and thus urged Members of Parliament (MPs), Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs), party ...

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‘I’m still at post’ – PNC’s Atik Mohammed insists

Atik Mohammed

The suspended General Secretary of the People’s National Congress (PNC), Atik Mohammed is insisting he is still at post. The National Executive Committee of the party suspended Atik after a meeting on Saturday Mr. Atik, who is insisting he has not been suspended, described moves to get him out of office as illegal. “I’m still the General Secretary of the ...

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PNC suspends General Secretary Atik Mohammed

Atik Mohammed

The People’s National Congress (PNC) has suspended its General Secretary, Atik Mohammed for derogatory comments made about the party’s flagbearer in the 2016 elections, Dr. Edward Mahama. Senior members of the PNC had expressed their opposition to the acceptance of the position of Ambassador-at-Large in the NPP government, by Dr. Mahama without consulting the party. Atik Mohammed had called for ...

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Charlotte Osei caused our defeat – PPP

Operations Director of the Progressive People’s Party, Nana Ofori Owusu

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei is responsible for the party’s underwhelming performance in the 2016 general elections, Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Nana Ofori Owusu has said. According to him, Charlotte Osei’s decision to disqualify PPP’s presidential candidate, Papa Kwesi Nduom ahead of the 2016 polls negatively affected the party . Papa Kwesi Nduom ...

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Petty squabbles affecting EC’s work – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

The Chairman of Parliament’s Special Budget Committee, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has revealed that internal squabbles within the Electoral Commission has taken a toll on some critical duties of the Commission. The Majority Leader, who heads the Special Budget Committee which has oversight responsibility of the EC, indicated that the Commission at this time must be retooling its IT department, while ...

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Gov’t didn’t spend GHC 5.2 m on Ghana@60 – C’ttee Chairman

Chairman of Ghan @60 Committee, Ken Amankwah

Chairman of the Ghana 60 years on committee, Ken Amankwah has said that the 5.26 million cedis the Committee received from the government was spent on the Independence Day parades and not Ghana@60 events. His clarification follows a Deputy Finance Kwaku Kwarteng’s briefing to Parliament that government had allocated over 3 million cedis from its coffers, with an additional allocation of over ...

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NPP ‘goons’ behind recent killing of police officers – Portuphy

Kofi Portuphy

The main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress has alleged that “goons” and “squads” from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are behind the recent killings of some policemen in the line of duty. Addressing a press conference in Accra Thursday, National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy said crime was being committed with “brazen bravado across the length and ...

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Akufo-Addo ill-informed about BOST saga – Edward Bawa

MP for Bongo, Edward Bawa

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo constituency, Edward Bawa has said the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was not given proper briefing on the contaminated fuel scandal that hit the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST). President Akufo-Addo for the first time spoke on the BOST issue during his encounter with journalists on ...

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