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Tag Archives: Election 2016

NDC tried to salvage votes with ‘Dubai’ interchange – Teye Nyaunu

A former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP, Teye Nayunu let loose on some elements within the party for, among other things, sidelining the Jerry John Rawlings during the 2016 campaign. Among other things, leaving Mr. Rawlings off the campaign team was an “expensive experiment and it cost us,” he stated on Eyewitness News. It was for reasons like this that ...

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Votes were transferred illegally in 2016 – NPP Director confirms

A former Director of Elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, has described as worrying the recent controversy that has struck the Electoral Commission (EC). According to him, the development affects the integrity of the Commission and as such urgent steps must be taken to resolve the brouhaha. The EC has been caught in a web ...

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Kwesi Botchwey committee presents report on Tuesday

The Prof. Kwesi Botchwey led committee investigating the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) woeful election performance in December 2016, is expected to submit its report to the party on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The committee had been touring the country and meeting with various individuals and groups to gather information for the past four months, on what accounted for its loss ...

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NDC executives urged to listen more to members

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Kukubor, has advised party’s National Executives to listen more to the concerns of the party members rather than try to gag them after the party’s election defeat. According to him, the concerns of the members must be accepted in good fate to help the party strategize for the next elections. ...

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Transition office has no car, forced to use Okada

Ghana’s transition to a new government in January 2017, may face serious challenges as the office mandated to ensure a smooth process, the Administrator General, lacks basic resources to carry out its mandate. The under-staffed office works without a car and resorts to the use of illegal commercial motorbikes popularly known as ‘okada’ to undertake its activities. This situation has ...

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NPP heads to court for recount of 5 constituency results

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region, say they are considering a court action to force a recount of parliamentary ballots in five constituencies in the region. The party is alleging some irregularities in the counting and collation of results in the Ellembelle, Aowin, Suaman, Amenfi Cental, and Juaboso constituencies. All the constituencies in question ...

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Mahama officially inaugurates Transition team

The transitional team to facilitate the change of government in the country has officially been inaugurated. The team was inaugurated at a short ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), today, Sunday. This follows the Electoral Commission’s declaration of the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo as president-elect after a keenly contested general election on Wednesday, December 7. Akufo-Addo ...

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CODEO to deploy 8,000 election observers

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) will deploy about 8,000 observers to monitor Wednesday’s electoral process across the country. CODEO, in a bid to ensure a transparent and credible elections, said it will have observers in every constituency in the country to ensure regular situational and data update. The Co-chair of CODEO, Prof. Miranda Greenstreet made the announcement whilst ...

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Let’s make 2016 polls peaceful – Christian Council

The Chairman of the Christian Council, Rev. Ernest Adu Gyamfi has urged Ghanaians to make the 2016 election a peaceful process free of violence and chaos. He said, Ghanaians must avoid all activities that may spark violence within the electioneering period. “As we approach election 2016, I want to appeal to every citizen of Ghana to approach this election as ...

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NPP misleading media to divert attention from new Kejetia market – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of sending police on a wild goose chase to divert attention from President John Mahama’s commissioning of the first phase of the Kumasi Kejetia Market. This follows the confiscation of purported thump-printed ballot papers which have since been confirmed as fake by the Electoral ...

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