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Kwabena Agyepong pops up in court to support Afoko, Crabbe

Suspended General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyepong, today [Tuesday], made a rather rare appearance in court in solidarity with suspended Chairman Paul Afoko, who is testifying in a suit filed by Sammy Crabbe, another suspended NPP executive. Mr. Agyepong’s appearance in court, coincided with the cross examination of Paul Afoko who was continuing his submissions as ...

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‘Punish’ party leaders for supporters’ hooliganism – Nduom

2012 Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, says political party leadership must be held accountable for any acts of violence by their supporters. According to him, the alienation of party leadership from the conduct of their supporters has allowed for violence to fester in “our body politics over the years”. Dr. Nduom believes this ...

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We still need a national identification database – Nduom

Leader of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, has reiterated his call for a reliable and coordinated national identification database to help the country to among others, address the challenges it faces with the voters’ register ahead of almost every election. The Supreme Court in a recent ruling presided over by Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, ordered ...

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7000 including Ivorians registered in Jomoro – Samia Nkrumah

The former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah, has alleged that 7,000 more people registered in the Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, adding that many of them were outsiders possibly from Ivory Coast. She noted that in 2012, 11,000 people were added to the voters’ register in Jomoro and this compelled her party to closely monitor the just ended limited ...

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We’ll reject election results if… – NPP activist

A Deputy National Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mustapha Salam, has hinted that the party will reject the November 7 election results if the Electoral Commission fails to compile a credible register. Although the EC has promised to respect the Supreme Court ruling on the current voters’ roll, the Deputy NPP National Youth Organizer, Mustapha Salam, ...

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Voter registration: Officials turn away scores in Ashanti Region

Scores of residents in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region were turned away from registering in the just ended limited voter registration exercise for trying to register at the eleventh hour. The Electoral Commission allocated a ten day period for the registration of new voters which ended yesterday [Sunday] May 8, 2016. Citi News Ashanti Regional Correspondent, Lauretta Timah reported ...

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Police brutalized me for stopping transfer of registration equipment to Togo – Amewu

There is seeming tension in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed over the location of a registration centre. Eyewitnesses claimed some thugs raided the Metrikasa electoral area to stop the Electoral Commission and the Police from moving the registration kits to Ete Kope, another ...

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Bawumia’s religious comment promoting inclusiveness – Jinapor

A former aide to Nana Akufo-Addo, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has defended Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s comments about a perceived religious imbalance at the presidency, explaining that he was simply promoting religious inclusiveness. Mr. Jinapor also intimated that the “propagandist slants” put on Dr. Bawumia’s comment were acts of mischief coming on the heels of Dzifa Attivor’s infamous comment which he said ...

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PPP agent allegedly beaten by NPP ‘thugs’ in Effutu

A polling agent of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in the Effutu Constituency of the Central Region, Patrick Ebo Appiah, has allegedly been battered by thugs suspected to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by it’s Constituency Chairman, Kojo Halm. The heavily built men who allegedly attacked the agent at the Don Bosco Catholic Girl’s Primary School ...

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You need MP, President from same party for development – Veep

Development in the various constituencies will come faster if they had a Member of Parliament who belonged to the same political party as the sitting president, according to Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur. It is in this light that the Vice President asked the people of Adansi Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region, to vote out the incumbent New Patriotic ...

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