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Ghana Elections 2012 Daily Newspaper Review - 2nd October, 2012

 We commence today’s review with news on CI 78, according to Ghanaian Times, House passes law on new constituencies.Parliament yesterday approved the Representation of the People (Parliamentary Constituencies) Constitutional Instrument (CI) 78 It however, rejected the Report of the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation. This was by a head count after a five hour heated debate. The Majority polled 87 votes with the Minority polling 56 votes. Daily Graphic, the Chronicle and the Daily Dispatch reported this under their respective headlines Brouhaha over CI 78, Parliament Rejects Report from subsidiary legislation C’ttee, Controversial 45 new seats come on board  and 45 seats passed, Parl, EC, Parties ready for 275 MPs.

From the Daily Graphic, we are informed that NDC launches manifesto Thursday. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is girding its loins  for the launch  of the party’s manifesto in Ho in the Volta Region on Thursday, October 4,2012.The event, which will take  place at the Volta Regional Capital, will be on the theme: ‘Advancing the better Ghana Agenda:NDC working for  you.’’Key Personalities expected to grace the occasion include President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Mr.Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

Still on the NDC, the same paper reports under the headline No Skirt and blouse, veep tells NDC.The vice-President,Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur,has advised supporters of the National Democratic  Congress (NDC) to vote for the Presidential, as well as the Parliamentary candidates of the party. He decried the situation where some aggrieved supporters of failed aspiring Members of Parliament (MP) decided to vote for the flag bearer of the party and vote differently for the MP.

News from the Finder indicates that Konadu to lead NDP?Former President and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, are scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) tomorrow. The meeting is to resolve once and for all whether or not Mrs. Rawlings would heed the NDP’s call to lead the party, a source close to the Rawlingses told The Finder.

Meanwhile, The Statesman has it that EC urged to update biometric register. The Agona East Inter Party Dialogue committee has appealed to the Electoral Commission to as a matter of urgency update the biometric voters’ register, by deleting names of minors and aliens from the document, before 2012 Election. It also asked the EC to publish names  of electoral  officers, who would be recruited  to manage  the polls, for public scrutiny, to avoid doubts and chaos.

Ending today’s review is the New Crusading Guide’s headline nobody will be disenfranchised in December polls -majority leader assures. Majority Leader Cletus Avoka has assured that no Ghanaian will be disenfranchised in the upcoming general elections in December. He said everybody whose details have been captured by the biometric voters’ register will have an opportunity to vote no matter the circumstance.

This daily news review is compiled by African Elections Project (AEP) Media Monitoring Centre, Accra, Ghana. Follows us on twitter @Ghanaelections


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