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NPP Finally Breaks Silence On NDC’s Decision To Challenge 2020 Election Results In Court

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NPP responds to NDC decision to go to court

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has finally responded to the decision by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to challenge the outcome of the 2020 elections in court.

The NDC is expected to submit a petition to the Supreme Court by 30 December 2020 to try to overturn the results as announced by the President of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.

According to the results announced by Mensa, the current president, Nana Akufo-Addo, won the presidential race in the elections of Monday 7 December 2020.

He won 51,302 per cent of the votes to defeat the flag bearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama, who polled 43,359 per cent.

The difference in votes between the two candidates was 517, 231, representing four percentage points, one of the highest since 1996.

Mahama, however, has rejected the outcome, describing it as a stolen one. Commenting on the decision of the NDC to seek redress in court instead of in the streets, NPP Secretary-General John Boadu said that was the right thing to do.

“It is their right and that is what we expected them to have done instead of staging those needless demonstrations,”-  he told Accra-based Citi FM.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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Trouble For Mahama As His 2020 Campaign Manager Set To Battle Him In 2024

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Posters and flyers of Prof. Joshua Alabi, the 2020 campaign manager of the NDC have been circulating on social media.

Prof. Alabi, one of the persons who contested former President Mahama in the last flagbearership primaries of the NDC is set to make another attempt.

The timing of the release of the posters has raised concerns considering the fact that the NDC is going through a turbulent period after having their Election Petition dismissed outrightly by the Supreme Court.

The Party Support base have also lashed out at the leadership of the Parliamentary caucus after they approved some nominees of President Akufo-Addo against the Party’s wishes.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Don’t Come To Parliament If You Support Gays and Lesbians – Sam George Warns

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Sam George Demands Justice on Behalf of Victims of Ayawaso

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency Samuel Nartey George has stressed that no legislator in Ghana’s Parliament can dare raise a voice in support of homosexuality in the country.

According to him any move by any MP to support it will lead to the sack.

“I dare any member of Parliament to stand up and say he will vote against our motion,” he said on TV3’s Midday Live on Sunday, March 7.

For him, “any MP who supports homosexuality has no business being a member of Parliament”.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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‘I Foresee A Doom Before Him’- Popular NDC Man Warns Sammy Gyamfi

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Recent comments made by the NDC’s National Communications Officer, Samuel ‘Sammy’ Gyamfi, according to economist and columnist Isaac ‘Coach Opeele’ Boateng, are likely to exacerbate the party’s already precarious situation.

According to him, the party’s inability to properly present its case, causing disappointment among its members and well-wishers, is a storm that is still passing, “and the party is already in trouble” because of Sammy Gyamfi’s outburst.

He pointed out that the present situation in the NDC is a repeat of what occurred in the NPP in 2012. “A storm is brewing in the NDC, with Sammy Gyamfi accusing the party’s leadership in parliament of being disloyal and calling for their expulsion. This is the same thing that happened in the NPP, resulting in internal problems.”

Coach Opeele believes the NDC will face more internal strife in the future, particularly because they currently lack a unifying leader. “The NDC is behaving in the same way as the NPP did in opposition a few years ago. I assume the party no longer has a leader who can summon the party’s members to order.”

This was mentioned by the Social Analyst as part of his contribution to a panel discussion on Happy 98.9 FM’s Epa Hoa Daben political talk show.

The NDC’s election petition, which claimed that no party received the legal 50 percent plus one needed to win the Presidency, was dismissed by a seven-member Supreme Court bench. The court has ruled that the case is without substance.

In other news, the NDC’s National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, has accused the party’s leadership in Parliament, as well as the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, of betraying the party, which is assumed to be exacerbating the party’s woes.

Sammy Gyamfi said Haruna Iddrisu, MP for Tamale South, and Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase, “brazenly defied the party leadership and betrayed the public good for their selfish interest.”

“We must not allow them to succeed in their narrow-minded attempt to delegitimize the NDC, the party that has done so much for them and all of us. In a Facebook post, he said, “The embarrassment they have brought on the group will forever hang like an albatross around their necks.”

His claim comes after NDC MPs on Parliament’s Appointments Committee approved Dominic Nitiwul, the Defence Minister-designate, and later approved three others rejected Minister-designates when they were brought before the House.

Dr. Afriyie Akoto, the Food and Agriculture Minister-designate, received 53.96 percent of the vote with 143 votes out of 265 ballots cast, with one spoilt ballot.

 

Mavis Hawa Koomson received 60.75 percent of the vote with 161 votes, and Oppong Nkrumah received 58.65 percent of the vote with 155 votes.

With 137 NPP MPs, 137 NDC MPs, and one independent candidate remaining in Ghana’s Parliament, it appears that some NDC MPs voted to support the Minister-designates.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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