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Two communities boycott run-off voting in Ghana

The Chiefs and people of Jumbo and New Agou in the Nkwanta-South constituency did not vote in the presidential run-off in Ghana, Sunday December 28, 2008, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has reported. According to the report, the two communities were protesting a political decision by government in making them …

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Ghana investigates vote fraud claims

Election monitors in Ghana are investigating claims of fraud as votes in the closely-fought presidential run-off poll continue to be counted. Supporters of Nana Akufo-Addo, of the governing party, and the opposition’s John Atta Mills claim the other side committed vote fraud and intimidation. Mr Addo defeated his rival by …

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Ghana’s run-off elections – results still trickling in

Ghanaians voted in a run-off Sunday December 28, 2008 to decide the winner of elections that stated December 7, 2008, but from the certified results of about 178 constituencies released so far, there is no clear winner. As the results trickle in, the pendulum keeps swinging back and forth from …

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Ghanaians vote in run-off

Ghanaians are voting for the second time in three weeks to elect a president to take over the reins of government when President Kufuor ends his second term come January 9, 2009. The new leader would also take charge of the country’s new economy – the oil find. Ghana is …

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Ghana election runoff close to call – Analysts

Ghanaians vote tomorrow Sunday December 28, 2008 in a too- close-to-call presidential runoff that will leave the winner with oversight of the country’s newly discovered oil reserves at a time of declining commodity prices. Ruling-party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, 62, who won 49 percent in the initial vote on Dec. 7, …

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Ghanaians warned against electoral malpractices

The National Security Council (NSC) has warned people recruiting non-registered Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians to vote in the forthcoming presidential election run-off to stop forthwith since they would be made to face the full rigours of the law when they are caught. A statement signed by Dr Sam Amoo, the National …

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Ghana election run-off – ballot papers ready

Ballot papers to be used in the December 28 presidential run-off are to be released by the printing firms to the Electoral Commission (EC) on Saturday. The EC said immediately after taking delivery of the papers, it would release the required number to the centres where special voting was expected …

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Ghana election run-off – PNC in disarray

The People’s National Convention (PNC) is in disarray. The National Executive Council (NEC) on Tuesday announced the party will remain neutral in the run up to the election run-off, but the decision was not without a fight. Sammy Darko, Joy correspondent who was privy to the NEC meeting indicated there …

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Kufuor denies rumours of stashed billions

President J.A. Kufuor has debunked claims contained in leaflets circulating nation-wide that he has stashed GH¢998 billion at the Prudential Bank. He says neither he nor his ministers have any money at the said bank. He explained further that those leaflets were calculated attempts by opponents of the government to …

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NDC sure to win run-off elections – Mahama

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has predicted that it would win the December 28 presidential elections. “We are counting on the co-operation of all Ghanaians irrespective of their political background to give us the mandate, so as to salvage the nation from its current socio-economic predicament,” Mr John Dramani Mahama, …

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