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Abu Ramadan may return to court over register if… – Lawyer

Lawyers for the two people who sued the Electoral Commission over the credibility of the voters’ register are threatening to go back to the Supreme Court if the Commission does not spell out how it intends to implement the ruling. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the EC should delete names of all persons on the electoral roll who ...

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Bawumia fumes over debt figures; says Gov’t is yet to learn

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP Vice-Presidential Candidate, has stated that President John Mahama and members of his government deliberately misled the Ghanaians on the end of year debt figures for 2015, when they claimed that the figure was less than 99 billion Ghana Cedis. Delivering a lecture at the Accra Polytechnic last Thursday, Dr. Bawumia disputed the figures and challenged the ...

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NPP accuses MP of inciting violence in registration exercise

The New Patriotic Party has accused the Member of Parliament for Juaboso , Kwabena Minka Akando, of being behind an alleged attack on its parliamentary candidate, Martha Manu and two others. The three party members were allegedly attacked by some four men while monitoring the registration exercise at a polling station. The party’s Regional Director of Communications, Oketekyie Amankwaa Afrifa, ...

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Voters’ registration: EC yet to decide on extension

With just about two days to the end of the limited voters’ registration exercise, the Electoral Commission (EC) says it has not yet decided on the possibility of an extension. The Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the University Students Association (USAG) have both asked the EC to extend the date for the exercise due to some challenges with the registration ...

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Bolga Central CPP elects female parliamentary candidate

The Bolgatanga branch of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the Upper East Region, has endorsed Abdul Rahman Latifa as their parliamentary candidate to contest for the Bolgatanga Central constituency seat in the upcoming parliamentary election scheduled for November 7. Mrs. Latifa is a 30 year old professional teacher. She teaches at the Yorogo Asogrobiisi Primary School and is currently pursuing her Master’s ...

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Implement Supreme Court’s order now – Bawumia to EC

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo, the Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has asked the Electoral Commission to immediately implement the Supreme Court’s ruling on the voters’ register, since election is only six months away. The Supreme Court in a ruling today [Thursday], described the nation’s electoral register as “reasonably inaccurate” barely six months to a ...

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We’ve not been violent in registration exercise – Ashanti NPP

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has dismissed allegations that it is inciting violence to mar the limited voters’ registration exercise. There have been reports of violence at some registration centers in the region that resulted in the destruction of property and some registration equipment. [contextly_sidebar id=”NmZEsMCBAOIT3s9TeYfaXCNkE439qsb8″]Some angry NPP supporters also besieged the police command when their Regional ...

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SHS students in U/East ‘disenfranchised’ -Parties lament

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) branches in the Upper East Region, are appealing to the Electoral Commission not to prevent students in the second cycle institutions who have turned 18 years, but unable to produce guarantors’ from registering in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. According to them, this could disenfranchise eligible persons ...

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Supreme Court rules on Abu Ramadan’s case today

The Supreme Court will today deliver its verdict on a lawsuit in which a former National Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan, and one Evans Nimako, are seeking to declara the current voters’ register is not credible for the November polls. It is recalled that the court adopted the memorandum of issues agreed on by the ...

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We’re registering our siblings in Togo not foreigners – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, has rejected claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region, that they are sharing goodies to some Togolese nationals to lure them to register in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. According to the NDC, because most residents of the Volta Region have siblings in neighboring Togo, the party is ...

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