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NCCE to organise election debates

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has indicated that it will organize debates for parliamentary candidates in all 275 constituencies of the country ahead of the November 7 polls. The Commission also says it will organise a presidential dialogue for aspirants in this year’s presidential elections. It says however that it is still in the process of securing funding ...

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Lecturer backs parties’ concerns about IEA’s debate series

A lecturer of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, Este Sikanku, has said the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)’s modalities for its 2016 presidential debates may indeed be discriminatory. Some political parties have chastised the IEA for what they say is an unfair approach to the 2016 IEA Presidential Debates series. According to the parties, the exclusion of parties without parliamentary ...

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We’re not discriminating against parties – IEA insists

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has rejected accusations that it is discriminating against some certified political parties ahead of its presidential debate. The IEA has announced that its presidential debate, this time round, will be restricted to just President John Mahama and the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo. Some of the political parties have ...

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Mahama unafraid to debate Nana Addo – NDC

The National Organizer of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has rubbished suggestions that the NDC and its flagbearer, President John Mahama, may be afraid to take part in a one-on-one debate with the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo. The NDC has expressed anger over a proposal by the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA), ...

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IEA undermining democracy with ‘discriminatory’ debate- Nduom

The Flagbearer of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, has threatened to boycott the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) presidential debate if it goes ahead with its decision to square up Flagbearers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) exclusively ahead of the November polls. On Tuesday, the IEA announced at the launch ...

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NPP, NDC chastised for violence at Nkoranza

The Brong Ahafo Regional 1st  Vice Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Thomas Adu Appiah, has condemned the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and his party the NPP, for the violence that characterized the just ended limited voters’ registration exercise at Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region. He said it is unacceptable for party supporters from both the NDC and NPP ...

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IEA’s ‘changes’ to presidential debates disrespectful – Parties

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), has come under intense fire from some major political parties ahead of the November elections, for what they describe as disrespectful and unfair arrangements adopted for this year’s presidential debates. Apart from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), which is yet to declare it’s stance on the newly proposed arrangements by the IEA, which includes the likelihood for a presidential debate between the two ...

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Peace Council backs calls for extension of registration exercise

Despite a clear decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) that it will not extend the days for the limited voters’ registration, the chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Emmanuel Asante feels, there is still a good reason for an extension. The EC has said 92 percent of the targeted number of registrants was captured in the just ended ...

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Mahama likely to ‘battle’ Nana Addo in IEA debate

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), has said it is  considering organizing a presidential debate for the flagbearers of the two main political parties, President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). The IEA disclosed this at the launch of its Presidential debates and Evening encounters in Accra ahead of the November ...

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‘NPP students’ angry after being ‘tricked’ to endorse Mahama

Some members of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have condemned what they describe as a diabolic strategy used by some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to trick them into endorsing the candidature of President John Mahama for the November polls in a video advertisement. According to them, the advertising agency that worked on the video which ...

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