NDC has nothing to fear under my leadership - Nana Addo

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  • NDC has nothing to fear under my leadership – Nana Addo

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured members of the NDC that they will not be witch-hunted under his administration. This assurance was made following a congratulatory message from former president and founder of the NDC, Jerry John Rawlings in which he admonished Nana Addo to pursue “an anti-corruption drive.”

Source: GraphicOnline

  • I have confidence in Police Service – Nana Akufo-Addo

In related news, President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has expressed confidence in the professional ability of the Ghana Police Service and his preparedness to work with them to ensure the peace and security of the country. He said this when the hierarchy of the Service, led by the IGP, Mr John Kudalor, paid a courtesy call on him at his private Nima residence in Accra.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • Opposition vigilance overtakes incumbency advantage

The just ended presidential and parliamentary elections have indicated that vigilance on the part of the opposition NPP has paid off and has disadvantaged the fortunes of the ruling NDC who relied on incumbency advantage and other factors to win the 2016 general elections. Except the many scientific and prophetic predictions favouring the NPP, every other thing in the run-up to the election, favoured the NDC.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • NPP breaks myth in the Upper West Region

The NPP has at last broken the myth surrounding the results of parliamentary elections in the Upper West Region which the NDC had all along held all the eleven (11) seats. From a margin of zero, the NPP succeeded in grabbing five parliamentary seats from the NDC in the December 7 elections.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • Stop the blame game - Kofi Adams to NDC members

The governing NDC has urged its supporters to discontinue the blame game following its defeat in the just ended general elections. Party members in various areas of the country have accused their leadership especially government appointees and Members of Parliament for failing woefully to secure a victory for the NDC.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • NDC ‘Agenda 50-50’ in Eastern Region dashed

“We did our best, but our best was not enough.” These were the words of an Eastern regional executive members of the outgoing NDC who could not believe what has befallen his party. Against the background of the 42 per cent obtained in the 2012 general elections, the Eastern regional wing of the NDC had given false hope that they were going to break the hegemony of the NPP with the declaration of a project called “Agenda 50-50.”

Source: GraphicOnline

  • NPP heads to court over Tamale Central parliamentary elections results

The opposition NPP is heading to court to place an interlocutory injunction on the results of the Tamale central parliamentary election. The results are in contention following the NPP’s discovery of over voting and unknown polling station results recorded at the end of the poll in December 7. This resulted in their parliamentary candidate, Dr. Barhama Ibrahim Imoro Anyass refusing to sign the EC’s statement of polls.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • NPP heads to court for recount of five (5) constituency results

In a related story, the leadership of the NPP in the Western Region, say they are considering a court action to force a recount of parliamentary ballots of five constituencies in the region. The party is alleging some irregularities in the counting and collation of results in the Ellembelle, Aowin, Suaman, Amenfi Central and Juaboso constituencies.

Source: citifmonline.com

  • I want a recount of KEEA ballots – PPP’s John Sterlin

The defeated PPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abbrem constituency, John Sterling has said he will be contesting the results of the 2016 election in his constituency. Mr. Sterling has told his supporters that he has officially decided to request a recount of all ballots cast in the constituency’s parliamentary elections, according to a statement from him. He lost the election NDC’s Samuel Atta Mills, polling 18,860 as against the winner’s 21,957.

Source: citifmonline.com

  • Transition office using ‘Okada’ for rounds – AG laments

The expected smooth transitioning to a new government in January 2017 ‘may’ not happen as the office of the Administrator General (AG) has revealed that it is faced with a litany of challenges. According to David Yaro, the AG, his office which is mandated to ensure tranquil transitioning process is hugely under resourced. The situation, he stated had persisted for year despite amendment of the Transition Act.

Source: starrfmonline.com

  • Economic hardship caused my defeat – Woyongo

The defeated Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Mark Owen Woyongo, has attributed his loss in the just ended polls to the hardships under the Mahama-led administration. Mr. Woyongo lost his seat to NPP’s Joseph Kofi Addah. He polled 17,203 votes representing 43.89% as against Mr. Addah’s 20,667 votes representing 52.72%.

Source: starrfmonline.com

  • Nana Addo will deliver on his promises – NPP Intellectual Forum

Intellectual Forum (IF) of the NPP in the Northern Region is optimistic the President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will deliver on his campaign promises. According to the Tamale-based pro-NPP group, Nana Addo has a clear vision and ability to get jobs done against the most formidable opposition as showcased in the heat of the 2016 campaigns

Source: starfmonline.com

  • Probe corruption under Mahama – AFAG tells Nana Addo

Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has charged President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to investigate all corruption cases under the NDC government. Addressing a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, December 13, General Secretary of AFAG Arnold Boateng called for a scrutiny of “all ministries, especially the Sports Ministry.”

Source: starrfmonline.com

  • Defeated NDC parliamentary candidate raises false alarm

The police in Asamankese in the Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region went on a wild goose chase ostensibly to rescue the defeated NDC parliamentary candidate of the area, Shirley Naana Ampem, only to find her in her room, doing pedicure. There were false reports that some supporters of the NPP and NDC had clashed on Sunday at Asamankese during a health walk by the NPP.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

  • NDC boys chase party chiefs over defeat

Supporters of the ruling NDC are up in arms with the party’s national executives, claiming that they did not do wll to ensure victory for incumbent President John Mahama in the December 7 presidential election. The angry supporters, clad in red cloths with bands tied around their heads and hands, stormed the NDC Greater Accra Regional office at Kokomlemle yesterday to register their frustration.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

  • NDC director of elections killed in road crash

The Central Regional Director of Elections of NDC, Mr. Yaw Asiedu is reported dead through a road crash. He was said to have died when the vehicle on which he was travelling was involved in an accident on Tuesday, December 12. Mr. Allotey Jacobs, the Central Regional Chairman of the NDC has confirmed the incident.

Source: GraphicOnline

  • Kofi Adams Must be “Hanged” for Mahama’s defeat – Yamoah Ponko

Maverick NDC activist Afrifa Yamoah Ponko says the National Coordinator of the party’s 2016 campaign Kofi Adams must be killed the party’s defeat. According to him, the circumstances surrounding the party’s defeat is unpardonable, and Mr Adams cannot absolve himself of blame.

Source: ghananewsfeed.com

  • I remain committed to fulfilling my promises – Akufo-Addo

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs that he would be committed to fulfilling promises made to Ghanaians during his campaigns. The promise of building harbours at both the James Town and Teshie Townships would be implemented in the coming years, he said.

Source: myjoyonline.com

  • PPP Vice-Chair wants Amidu in Akufo-Addo’s government

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has been urged to consider appointing former NDC Vice-Presidential candidate Martin Amidu into his government. Second Vice-Chair of the PPP, Belinda Bulley, says Amidu fits perfectly into the position of the Independent Prosecutor, an office the NPP has promised to create to fight corruption.

Source: myjoyonline.com


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