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Jan 31, 2021

Election petition: You can’t dictate to us – Nii Kpakpo Samoa jabs NPP

A private legal practitioner and member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo has rebuked spokespersons of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) saying they cannot dictate how his party decides to pursue its Election Petition case.

Mr. Kpakpo Samoa Addo said the NDC understands its case better than anyone and will pursue it to the letter.

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Jan 31, 2021

NPP refutes Minority’s claim of not supporting relief for students

Majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has refuted claims by the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it did not support the motion to provide reliefs to students of public tertiary institutions.

The Majority also refuted assertions from the NDC that it did not want to build consensus on the issues.

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Jan 31, 2021

I've not told the world that Petitioner won the 2020 Elections — Asiedu Nketia

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has denied at the Supreme Court that he had told the whole world that John Dramani Mahama won the Election 2020.

According to him he never stated at a press Conference that Mr. Mahama won the elections.

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Jan 31, 2021

NPP Youth tips NPP-Abanga for National Youth Organizer

The race for National Youth Organizer position of the New Patriotic Party is taking shape ahead of the National Delegates Conference likely to be held come 2022.

As vital as the National Youth Organizer position is, so many vibrant, energetic and enterprising young patriots have been mentioned to fill the shoes of Nana B, the current National Youth Organizer. Among the popular names include NPP Abanga, Salam Mustapha and Pope.

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Jan 30, 2021

Petitioner will not testify in court — Ayine

Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine, a Spokesperson for the Petitioner in the 2020 Presidential Election Petition said it is far from being the case that Former President John Dramani Mahama himself will testify in the court.

He said the Petitioner has filed a Petition and he is entitled as of right under the law to call witnesses to aid in the trial that was what he has done.

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Jan 29, 2021

La Dadekotopon NPP want former MP Vincent Sowah Odotei sacked

The La Dade Kotopon constituency Senior Party members, Coordinators and Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have petitioned the party to expell the former Member of Parliament for the constituency Vincent Sowah Odotei popularly known as Obama.

According to them, the former MP engaged in ways to derail the fortunes of the party in the constituency.

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Jan 29, 2021

Election Petition: SC strikes out 10 paragraphs of Asiedu Nketia's witness statement

The Supreme Court has struck out 10 paragraphs of Johnson Asiedu Nketia's witness statement in the Election 2020 Petition, saying he cannot testify on those paragraphs.

The Supreme Court said those paragraphs would have been admissible if the petitioner (John Dramanai Mahama) was testifying in court.

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Jan 29, 2021

Mahama refusing to testify in Election Petition – says Frank Davies

Mr. Frank Davies, one of the lawyers for President Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the election petition case says ex-President John Dramani Mahama is afraid to testify in court.

Mr. Davies made the claim on Friday, January 29, 2021, when he addressed the press shortly after the Supreme Court adjourned the case to Monday.

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Jan 29, 2021

‘Why are you in court if you can’t speak for Mahama’ – Frank Davies chides Asiedu Nketia

One of the lawyers for President Akufo-Addo, Mr. Frank Davies has taken on the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia over some utterances the latter made in court on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Mr. Nketia who was presented as a witness by ex-President John Mahama in the ongoing election petition case answered: “I don’t speak for the petitioner” several times during his cross-examined in court.

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Jan 29, 2021

Election Petition: Supreme Court deletes portions of Asiedu Nketia’s statement

The Supreme Court has struck out portions of statement submitted in court on behalf of the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, in the ongoing Election Petition hearing.

This was after Akoto Ampaw, the lead lawyer for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, asked the Supreme Court to delete portions of Mr. Nketia’s statement.

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Jan 29, 2021

Election Petition: Akufo-Addo’s lawyer wants portions of Asiedu Nketia’s statement rejected

Akoto Ampaw, the lead lawyer for President Akufo-Addo, second respondent in the ongoing election petition case, has asked the Supreme Court to delete portions of the witness statement filed for Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress.

According to Akoto Ampaw, about ten paragraphs in Asiedu Nketia’s statement should be expunged because they are “not based on the pleadings of the petitioner, unduly prejudicial and scandalous”.

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Jan 29, 2021

Election petition: Asiedu Nketia likely to testify for Mahama today

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia is expected to mount the witness box today, Friday, January 29, 2021, to testify for the presidential election petitioner, John Dramani Mahama.

This was indicated by one of the spokespersons for Mr. Mahama’s legal team, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe.

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Jan 28, 2021

Defeated NDC Candidate for Essikado-Ketan head to High Court

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Essikado-Ketan in the December 07, 2020 Parliamentary elections, Professor Dr Grace Ayensu-Danquah has filed a petition at the Sekondi High Court to challenge the Parliamentary results announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana on December 09, 2020.

The petitioner is praying the High Court to ascertain from the First Respondent, Mr Joe Ghartey, who was the Parliamentary Candidate then, in the said elections and a sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan and the Second Respondent, the EC to explain the late introduction of strange ballot boxes at the Collation center in the night which compromised the pink sheets from the polling stations.

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Jan 28, 2021

Election dispute: Supreme Court not treating us fairly – Marietta Brew laments

Former Attorney General and a spokesperson of John Dramani Mahama’s legal team in the 2020 election petition case, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong is unhappy with the Supreme Court over what she feels is the apex court’s alleged bias and unfair treatment against the petitioner.

She says the unanimous dismissal of two of their requests in court on Thursday, January 28, 2021, is indicative that their client is not being given a fair trial.

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Jan 28, 2021

Supreme Court dismisses Mahama again

The Supreme Court has thrown out the application filed by John Dramani Mahama through his legal team, seeking for a review of an earlier ruling by the apex court on questions the presidential election petitioner wants to ask the first respondent.

This is the second time this issue about interrogatories has been shot down by the Supreme Court.

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Jan 28, 2021

Maintain competent MMDCEs — Akufo-Addo advised

Mr Yaw Dabie Appiah, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party on Thursday, called on President Akufo-Addo to maintain deserving people, as he appoints Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

As President Akufo-Addo makes changes in his government, he reminded that appointments of new MMDCEs were crucial, but added the President ought to tread cautiously by ensuring that competent and hardworking Chief Executives with enriching experiences, were maintained.

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Jan 28, 2021

Supreme Court to continue hearing Mahama’s election petition today

The Supreme Court is expected to sit later this morning to begin hearing the substance of the opposition National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama’s election petition challenging the 2020 election results.

The court was initially expected to move onto the substantive case on January 26 but Mr. Mahama had not filed his witness statements though they were due on January 21.

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Jan 28, 2021

Appoint Iddirisu Nurudeen as MCE for Savelugu — NPP group to Akufo-Addo

A Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) group calling itself the ‘Loyal Elephants’ are urging the President Akufo-Addo to appoint Mr. Iddirisu Nurudeen as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Savelugu.

The group said they are forced to propose their candidate due to neglect of competent persons from Diare and its surrounding communities by past governments.

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Jan 27, 2021

Election Petition: Mahama finally files witness statements; Asiedu Nketia, Kpessa-Whyte to testify

The petitioner in the ongoing Election 2020 Petition hearing, John Dramani Mahama, has filed his witness statements.

It was filed on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, by his lawyers.

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Jan 27, 2021

NDC must be decisive on a Muslim Running Mate for 2024

A United States of America based economics lecturer, Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu, has prevailed on the leadership of the main opposition National Democratic Congress to extremely consider the choice of a Muslim as a running mate to the presidential candidate for the 2024 presidential elections.

Dr. Iddrisu, put forward the argument in a Facebook post.

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SUMMARY

  • Bagbin elected Speaker of 8th Parliament
  • Ghana army moves to quell parliament clash ahead of swearing-in
  • Muntaka ‘snatches’ ballot box as chaos mar voting for Speaker
  • Carlos Ahenkorah snatches ballot papers

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