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We’ll fiercely resist removal of EC boss – NDC MP

Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will fight and ensure that the chair of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, is not removed from office, Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo has said. According to him, the office of the Chair of the EC is a constitutional office that must be protected from the influence of anybody or entity, hence the decision to resist the removal of Mrs Osei from offi ...

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Anonymity of EC petitioners worrying – Jantuah

It is a concern that some staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) who have petitioned the President to probe chairperson Charlotte Osei have not disclosed their identities, Kwame Jantuah, a member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Vice Chair of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has said. According to him, the non-disclosure of the names of the petitioners fuels the perception ...

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Terrorism: Military force failed – Ablakwa

The Ranking Member on parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has suggested new ways of dealing with terrorism across the globe including negotiations, as the use of military force has not yielded the desired results given more people are joining the ranks of terror organisations. “Just using force and thinking that you can identify key ringleaders [to deal with them will not work]. ...

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Graft allegations at EC ‘not pleasant’ – Amoako Baah

Accusations of wrongdoing against some commissioners of the Electoral Commission are injurious to the image of the election management body, Dr Richard Amoako Baah, a former head of the Political Science Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has said. According to him, many Ghanaians already have doubts about the political neutrality of the EC and allegations currently ...

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‘Stop defending EC boss; leave Akufo-Addo alone’ – Ayariga to NDC

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) must stop defending the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) as far as a petition filed with the president for her removal is concerned, founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has said. The 2016 flag bearer of the APC also said the NDC must leave President Nana Akufo-Addo alone as he considers the petition. He said the ...

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‘Allegations against me bogus, frivolous, lies’

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has said allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance levelled against her by a group of staff of the commission through a petition to the president, are "bogus", "frivolous", "lies" and "baseless". The petition by the staff was filed with President Nana Akufo-Addo and asked for investigations into allegations of fraud and financial malfeas ...

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EC petition: Our hands clean – NPP

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rebuffed claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that they are behind agitations at the Electoral Commission (EC) and the subsequent petition forwarded to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the removal of the EC boss. “What benefit is NPP going to gain if Charlotte Osei is removed? NPP is noted for law; NPP is noted for the respect to constitution,” ...

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GHS5m state cash spent on Gh@60

Deputy Finance Minister Kweku Kwarteng has told parliament on Thursday July 20 that his ministry released an amount of GHS5.26million towards the celebration of the 60th independence anniversary of Ghana. The figure comprises GHS3.1 million from the Government of Ghana and GHS 2.16million from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF). Out of the total amount of GHS5.26 million, GHS3.0million went to the O ...

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Akufo-Addo taking $5k per diem per trip? – NDC asks

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has demanded “full disclosure” of the president’s per diem per foreign trip. “Is it $5000 or $4000 as is being rumoured?” “How much do his aides also take? Is it $2000 or $1000 as being rumoured?” NDC National Chairman Kofi Portuphy, who addressed a press conference at the party headquarters in Accra on Thursday July 2, asked. The NDC said the Akufo-Addo gov ...

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NDC: We’ll ‘resist witch-hunting’ of EC boss

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned President Nana Akufo-Addo to stay off the “independent” Electoral Commission and its Chair, Charlotte Osei, saying the party will “resist” the “blackmail witch-hunting” of the head of the election management body who was appointed by Mr John Mahama when he was in office as president. “Stay off intruding into the operations into the activities ...

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