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Politics (1026)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:14

NPP wants Afoko back - Bugri Naabu

 

 

 

The Northern regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, says the NPP wants its suspended National Chairman, Paul Afoko back.

He said the party believes that Mr. Afoko will return to the NPP because “he is an NPP [member], no doubt” adding that “we will welcome him and so he should come back.”

An Accra Human Rights Court Monday dismissed Mr. Afoko’s challenge of the legality of his suspension by the NPP, explaining that he has no case. As a result, Mr. Afoko remains indefinitely suspended.

But, Mr. Afoko in a statement said he has instructed his counsel to study the judgment affirming his sanction, and to appeal “at the appropriate time.”

Welcoming the decision of the court Bugri Naabu called on Mr. Afoko to appologise and return to the elephant fraternity.

“We welcome what the court has done and that is the right decision. He took to the court and the court has demonstrated the right decision. He should apologise to the hierarchy of the party because the path he took was too bad,” stated Bugri Naabu on Accra-based Citi FM Monday.

The lead counsel for the NPP Godfred Dame described Mr. Afoko’s resolve to appeal the dismissal of his suit against the party as “worrying”.

Mr. Afoko said in statement signed by his spokesperson Nana Yaw Osei that “It has always been emphasised that this legal battle is not about personalities but about the restoration of our party to its core values of respect for one another's opinion, the rule of law and the need to remain united in face of all challenges.”

However, Mr. Dame said even though the party has no qualms whatsoever about Afoko’s quest to appeal the court’s judgment, it is simply “needless” and petty.

“…This indication by Mr. Afoko is very worrying,” he said.

He said in the wake of calls for reconciliation, he was surprised that “…Afoko will more or less want to act contrary to the spirit of unity, peace and reconciliation shown by the party by going further up to the appeal system.”

“It is totally frivolous and mischievous,” he argued adding “…I have never seen any high profile case in all my practice laden with so much mischief and frivolous as this one.”

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/ Mohammed Awal

 

 

 

 

 

 

The presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, continues to have a dig at President John Mahama, stating those who voted for the latter in the 2012 general elections wasted their votes.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:27

STATEMENT: NDC Lies On Dr Bawumia Crumble

 

 

 

RE: VERIFICATION OF DR. M. BAWUMIA OUTSIDE DESIGNATED EXHIBITION CENTRE

Monday, 01 August 2016 14:52

NPP clashes with EC over NHIS voters

 

 

 

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the Electoral Commission’s decision to close the re-registration period of voters with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card as illegal.

Monday, 01 August 2016 14:35

Bawumia Faces 2yr Jail Term?

 

 

 

Vice Presidential candidate of the opposition NPP, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia faces prosecution for breaking the electoral laws of the country.  Dr Bawumia was caught red handed with two junior officers of the EC and voter registration materials and equipment.

 

 

 

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has rubbished claims that he has rebuked Ministers signing the petition book for President John Mahama to pardon the Montie 3 contemnors.

Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:18

Voters angry with EC

 

 

 

There is uneasy calm at some exhibition centres in the Eastern Region as some aggrieved voters have accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of wrongly deleting their names from the voter register, although they claim they did not register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card.

 

 

 

 

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana has been robbed of massive development because of the brazen theft of public resources and widespread cases of corruption under the watch of President Mahama.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:14

I Want NPP’s Victory In 2016 – Kufuor

 

 

 

FORMER PRESIDENT John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that his heart’s desire is to see his beloved New Patriotic Party (NPP) emerge victorious in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

 

 

 

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Akuapem South constituency, O.B Amoah has cast doubts over a possibility of the 2016 general elections coming off as scheduled on November 7.

He believes the EC has not taken the necessary steps including producing a credible register in time to ensure that the elections are held on the proposed date.

“We don’t have a certified register and we have three months to go into the election. We should have finished some of the processes by September. I can assure you on the floor that I will not vouch for November, ” O.B Amoah stated on Eyewitness News.

Submit new timetable to Parliament
O.B Amoah further tasked the Commission to submit a new timetable to Parliament for the conduct of the November 7 elections.

This, he believes will assure the House that the Commission is ready to conduct elections on November 7 instead of December 7.

“If you want to hold your election on November 7, give us up to date calendar for us to know that even if the date has shifted we can still meet the deadline.”
He was however quick to remind the EC to consider the law in producing a new calendar.

“They [EC] are promising that by tomorrow they will produce the calendar but we also need to look at the law. For instance when it comes to proxy voting, special voting, transfer of votes, we should be able to do it 42 days before the elections. When it comes to continuous registration, if you register less than 60 days before elections, your name will be on the register but you can’t vote…”

Source: citifmonline.com / Marian Ansah

 

 

 

 

 

 

President John Agyekum Kufour has admonished the Electoral Commission to aim at maintaining transparency and fairness during November’s election.

 

 

 

President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to give the Electoral Commission (EC) the space to conduct the 2016 elections.

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