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We’re shocked at EC’s U-turn on steering C’ttee – Parties

Some political parties have expressed surprise at the Electoral Commission’s (EC) U-turn on the controversial Elections Steering Committee for the November polls. The EC on Saturday issued a statement announcing that the 18-member Steering Committee had not been suspended despite reports on Friday that the work of the committee had been suspended following an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting that took place ...

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Bugri Naabu hasn’t ‘chopped’ party cash – NPP

The Northern Regional leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied media reports that its Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu, is unable to account for some 50, 000 Ghana cedis given to him by the party. According to reports, the money which is to be used for party activities has been diverted into the private account of Bugri Naabu. ...

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Mahama promises free and fair elections

President John Dramani Mahama has said his administration would do everything possible to ensure that the November 7 General Election is a free and fair. He said Ghana had in its repertoire seven successful elections and this year’s polls would not be different in terms of good security, adequate logistics and other facilities. “The successful elections in some African countries ...

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U/E NPP inaugurates campaign team for Nov polls

The Upper East Regional branch of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has inaugurated a 24-man campaign team for the 2016 general election. Their mandate is to ensure that the party’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, wins massively to become President and also win more parliamentary seats for the party in the region. The 24-member campaign team is made ...

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Bugri Naabu under pressure to cough up GHc50,000

The Northern Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu, is under intense pressure to cough out Ghc50,000 he has allegedly diverted for his personal benefit. Citi News sources at the party’s Northern Regional Secretariat revealed that the money was released for campaigning in the 31 constituencies. The outspoken regional Chairman has been accused of running a one-man ...

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I’ll win Klottey Korle NPP election re-run – Addison

A New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for the Klottey-Korle constituency, Philip Addison, says he is confident of winning the party’s primary slated for February 27, 2016. Mr. Addison said he has what it takes to lead the party in the area and supporters of his opponents have also moved to his side thus boosting his hope of emerging victorious. A High ...

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We don’t  care if Nana Addo is on election c’ttee – Kofi Adams

The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress, Kofi Adams has said his party is not worried about the composition of of members of the adhoc committee formed by the Electoral Commission to supervise the November polls. He noted that they would not be worried even if the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo is ...

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Be truly independent – Kuffour to EC

Former President John Agyekum Kuffour has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to be truly independent in the discharge of its mandate as a referee in the November 7 polls. Officials of the Commission, he said, should be guided by the truth, patriotism and the fear of God, to ensure a peaceful election, bearing in mind that they are citizens ...

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EC postpones limited registration to April 28

The Electoral Commission says it will open the voters register for limited registration from April 28 to May 8, 2016. This is to enable new voters who have attained age 18 and those who qualify but were unable to register the last time the register was opened, to do so. The commission initially planned to do the registration in March ...

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Gitmo 2: Hanna Tetteh said ‘nothing’ to parliament – MP

Ghanaians may have been under the impression Members of Parliament spent over three hours grilling the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanna Tetteh, following Ghana’s decision to host two terror suspects of Yemeni origin, but Manhyia South MP, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has revealed, she had a field day. Parliament summoned Hanna Tetteh over the issue after the Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh kicked a ...

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