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Greenstreet to contest for CPP flagbearer

Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Election 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has declared his intention to contest the party’s flagbearer with a mission to re-organise and position the party to win Election 2020. He acknowledged the need to overhaul the party, strengthen the structures, with resources to …

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Government has not done enough in fighting corruption – NDC

Mr Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has not done enough to fight corruption in the country. He said corruption had been a bane of the country’s development for years, with the poor and vulnerable being the …

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NPP Parliamentary Primaries: 65 candidates to contest unopposed

Sixty-five candidates will contest unopposed in the upcoming Parliamentary Primaries of the New Patriotic Party scheduled for June 20, 2020. Mr John Boadu, the General Secretary of the Party, who made this known at a news conference in Accra on Monday, said most of their contenders voluntarily withdrew from the …

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EC says new Biometric Voter Registration kits are robust and effective

Mr Samuel Tettey, Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Operations at the Electoral Commission (EC), says the recent pilot registration exercise has showed that the new registration equipment are robust and effective compared to the previous ones. He said all the components of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits worked as expected; …

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CSOs advocate suspension of voter registration exercise

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Upper East Region have called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to suspend the compilation of the new voters’ register until all residents in the Region get the Ghana Card and other documents to enable them register. The CSOs include the Northern Patriots in Research …

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Parliament still in talks with EC to brief the House – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on Friday informed Parliament that he was still in talks with the Electoral Commission (EC) to brief the House on its preparations towards Ghana’s 2020 general election. Last week, he informed the House that Commissioners of the EC were on assignment in the regions and …

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Supreme Court orders EC to provide legal grounds for refusal to accept Voters ID

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to provide the legal grounds for refusing to accept the existing Voters Identity Cards as part of requirements for compilation of the new Voters Register. The Supreme Court said the EC should file those detailed grounds by June 8. The …

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NPP endorses Akufo-Addo as 2020 Presidential Candidate

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party, has endorsed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the sole Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General Election. “The National Council of our party also accepted a report from the National Vetting Committee that indicated that at the opening and closing …

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We’ve overcome the technical glitches – EC

Mr Eric Dzakpasu, Deputy Volta Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, said the Commission has fixed the technical glitches that interrupted the pilot of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits and processes in Ho on Tuesday. He said the BVR machine rejected all inputs after working smoothly from 0700 hours …

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Police grants Bernard Mornah bail over EC threats

Bernard Mornah Chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) was on Tuesday granted a GH¢20,000.00 bail with a surety for allegedly threatening the Electoral Commission (EC). He would be reporting to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) every two weeks whilst investigations continue. He was accompanied by Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Chairman of …

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