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NPP vetting committee disqualifies aspiring candidate

The New Edubiase Constituency Parliamentary Election Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had disqualified one of two candidates who filed their nomination to contest the party’s parliamentary primaries. Mr De-Graft Kyei, the NPP’s 2008 parliamentary candidate, was declared ineligible following his failure to pay the GH¢6,000.00 filing fee. This …

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Rawlings calls on NDC members to “clean the party”

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to use the forthcoming delegates congress to “clean the party” to salvage its image. Flt Lt Rawlings told a gathering of party supporters at the Jubilee Park in Tamale on Sunday that “if the party …

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NDC Central Regional Chairman cautions party faithful against loose talk

The Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Adu-Yeboah has appealed to supporters of the party to refrain from making unguarded statements which could damage the fortunes of the political entity. He said disparaging remarks by some leading members of the NDC on national issues such …

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Afiya-Kwabre for the second time fails to elect PM

The 42-member, Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly, had for the second time in two weeks, failed to break the deadlock over the election of a Presiding Member (PM). After three rounds of voting, none of the two contestants, Nana Boakye Atonsa and Mr Yaw Osei Anning, were able to secure the mandatory …

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Socialist Forum asks government not send Ghanaian soldiers to Cote d’Ivoire

Socialist Forum of Ghana, has appealed to the Government not to allow Ghanaian soldiers to participate in any military intervention in Cote d’Ivoire. Mr Kwesi Adu, Member of the Forum, described the incident in Cote d’Ivoire as travesty and deception of the world. He said: “It is the deception and …

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Parliament adjourns ‘sine dine’

Parliament on Thursday adjourned ‘sine dine’ with the Minority still holding on to their position that the collateralisation of the country’s oil runs at variance to the purpose of the Petroleum Bill. The House is expected to resume on May 17. Minority Leader Osei Kyei- Mensah- Bonsu, in a closing …

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CPP youth group supports Samia for party’s chairmanship position

A youth group of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday threw its weight behind the candidacy of Samia Nkrumah for the position of the party’s chairperson. A statement signed by Mr Kwabena Adjei, Coordinator of the Sankofa Convention People’s Youth Movement, said they believed that Samia’s desire to become …

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Asante-Akim North District Assembly fails to elect PM again

The Asante Akim North District Assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for the second time after three rounds of voting, apparently due to sharp political polarization of the Assembly. Not even a one hour break after the second round of voting to allow for consultations could convince members …

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Kan-Dapaah cited for conflict of interest

Mr David Tetteh Assumeng, Member of Parliament for Shai Osudoku said the Public Account Committee’s (PAC) Report on the Auditor General’s report should be put on hold, citing the Chairman for conflict of interest. He said Mr Albert–Kan Dapaah, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member for Afigya Sekyere West was superintending …

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NDC MPs call for more action from government over Ya-Na death

Members of Parliament belonging to the NDC party from the Dagbon area have warned that nothing short of justice will be acceptable to the people of Dagbon  until the killers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, are brought to justice. Alhaji Sumani Abukari, the leader of the Northern …

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