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Timing of NPP’s action against Mahama over Ford gift wrong – Pelpuo

The Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo, has chastised the Minority over its failed attempt to get Parliament to investigate President John Mahama for his acceptance of the Ford Expedition gift from a Burkinabe contractor. “It was good the Speaker threw it out because we don’t have time for that because CHRAJ is the constitutional body mandated by the ...

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Independent candidate vows to unseat NDC Akatsi South MP

A former member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who is contesting the parliamentary seat in the Akatsi South Constituency, Lawyer Evans Djikunu, has said he is leaving no stone unturned to snatch the seat from the incumbent NDC MP, Bernard Ahiafor in the upcoming elections. The deep rivalry between followers of the incumbent MP, Bernard Ahiafor, and his main ...

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Mahama’s Ford gift not conflict of interest – Bagbin

The leader of the Majority in Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has dismissed claims that the President compromised his integrity by accepting the Ford gift from the Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe. Bagbin insisted that the president’s acceptance of the gift did not constitute conflict of interest and rubbished the claims that the gift was meant to influence him in any way. Speaking in ...

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We’re gathering evidence to pursue Mahama over Ford gift – Osei Owusu

The Ranking Member for Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Joe Osei-Owusu, has rubbished claims that the New attempts by the NPP minority in Parliament to probe President John Mahama’s acceptance of the Ford gift, could derail the party’s ultimate goal of winning power in the December polls. According to him, proving that President Mahama misconducted himself by receiving the gift could sway ...

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UFP holds National Congress in Kumasi today

The United Front Party (UFP) is set to hold its national delegates congress at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi today to elect the various national officers of the party. The UFP is one of the smaller opposition parties to have fielded candidates in all the by-elections conducted in the country by the Electoral Commission (EC), sometime placing third ...

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Volta NDC executives boycott regional campaign launch

Some regional executives of the governing National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) stronghold region; Volta, have boycotted the party’s campaign launch scheduled to take place  on Sunday, September 4, 2016. “We wish to draw the attention of the stakeholders of the great NDC to our decision to abstain ourselves from the said functions with immediate effect,” a statement signed by 11 executives of the ...

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Mahama’s campaign tour to hit Central Region on Monday

President John Dramani Mahama will travel to the Central Region on Monday on the latest leg of his campaign tour. He will be in the region for at least five days. The President, who recently ended a tour of the Northern Region, will return to the Central region where his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) recently launched its campaign for December’s polls. ...

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NPP targets 6 parliamentary seats in Upper West

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is seeking to take hold of six seats in the Upper West Region on December 7. The party currently does not have even a single legislator from the region in Parliament. The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) occupies ten seats out of 11 while one is being held by an independent candidate. Speaking to ...

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Kpembe chief predicts over 53% victory for Nana Addo

The newly enskinned paramount chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area in Gonjaland of the Northern Region, Kpembewura Bismark Haruna has predicted over 53 percent victory for the NPP’s Presidential nominee for the 2016 election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. As a former District Chief Executive for the West Gonja District from 2001 to 2005 under the Kufuor-led NPP administration, he has ...

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Rawlings was like a ‘superman’ – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum in chronicling his journey into politics and subsequently the presidency; has stated that it took him a great deal of determination to win the election of 2000, after his defeat to the NDC’s Jerry John Rawlings in 1996, a man he describes as a “superman” at the time. Mr. Kufuor, who lost the 1996 elections after ...

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