Yesterday, 7 January 2021, as we are witnessing some significant events, marked a very great day on the political calendar of the country. The historical annals of the country will be profoundly embedded in the minds of Ghanaians and political fanatics. Both local and international cultures celebrated and observed this day as “constitution day”.
It was precisely one month after the 2020 general elections and the swearing in of the newly elected MPs. In the 4th Republic, the new Speaker of Parliament for the 8th parliament was elected and Rt. Hon. Hon! Kingsford Bagbin of Alban Sumana. In Ghana’s parliament and the opposition National Democratic Congress, this has been an interesting and exciting development.
On the same day, President-elect Nana Akuffo Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia were duly sworn in as required by the Ghanaian-based American Investigate Journalist constitution and the lifetime of the Loud Silence Media, Kelvin Ekow Taylor responded to the election of Rt. Hon. Hon! Alban Bagbin as Parliament’s Speaker.
During and after the election, Kelvin Taylor was one of the most involved journalists. He is widely known as a “brave broadcaster” who devoted his show to revealing some mishaps in the NPP government headed by Akuffo Addo and campaigning massively for NDC and Mahama. As a person disappointed in Akuffo Addo’s rule, he became an avid critic of the NPP and launched constant attacks on the party.
After he indicated why Ghanaians wanted Bagbin to lead the August Chamber, the self-acclaimed anti-corruption campaigner has caused massive stir online. The victory of Alban Bagbin, according to Kelvin Taylor, was sent by God and is an indication of his hard work for the land. He boldly congratulated him and claimed that, regardless of the number of candidates submitted for the job, he deserved it.
As Speaker of Parliament, this man deserves the job. It doesn’t matter who wanted to vote for him or not, he deserves it. No one can send a summary that shows that he or she is the better choice to be the Speaker. He didn’t struggle for the position. He earned it because the Ghanaians knew he was the best person to lead this tight parliament. In his position, former Prof. Mike Oquaye did a lot for Ghana.
Speaking further on the editorial session of his televised With All Due Respect Show last night, he also sent a congratulatory message to President Akuffo Addo and wished him well. However, a part of his message is casting dark clouds on social media. According to Kelvin Taylor, President Akuffo Addo will be a first quarter President because he is optimistic that Mahama can get justice at the Supreme Court.
“Congratulations to President Akuffo Addo. Though, I don’t support his re-election, but he has done well. I always say he is a first quarter President because Mahama will be going after him in 3 months. He will leave power after 3 months. As we speak, he does not have the base in Parliament to protect and support him. Many of his own MPs betrayed him.” Congratulations to President Akuffo Addo.
I don’t support his re-election, though, but he has done well. I always say he’s a President of the first quarter because in 3 months Mahama will go after him. After 3 months, he will leave power. As we speak, he doesn’t have the Parliament base to protect and support him. He was betrayed by many of his own MPs.
Akufo-Addo Declared A Winner Again By The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Ghana has upheld the re-election of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as president of Ghana.
The decision means he was validly elected during the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
The verdict was read out today by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah who led the seven-member panel that has been sitting on the 2020 Election Petition since the hearing began on January 14, 2021.
“The petition is dismissed as it is with no merit,” the CJ said after reading the judgement. The court held that the petitioner failed to conclusively prove any of the issues that it had filed for determination.
The issued for determination were as follows:
- Whether or not the petition discloses any reasonable cause of action
- Whether or not based on the data contained in the declaration of the 1st Respondent (EC), no candidate obtained more than 50% of the valid votes cast as required by Article 63 (3) of the 1992 constitution
- Whether or not the 2nd Respondent still met article 63 (3) of the 1992 constitution threshold by the exclusion or inclusion of the Techiman South constituency Presidential Election Results of 2020
- Whether or not the declaration by the 1st Respondent dated the 9th of December was in violation of Article 63 (3) of the 1992 constitution
- Whether or not the alleged vote padding and other errors complained of by the petitioner affected the outcome of the Presidential Election results of 2020.
The Petition was lodged at the apex court by former president John Dramani Mahama, who was flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC. Mahama was challenging the EC’s December 9 declaration of Akufo-Addo as president-elect.
Mahama dragged two parties to the top court. They were: the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo as first and second respondents respectively
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- Criticise us, don’t insult us – Supreme Court judge tells media
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The Daily Statesman
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Are GAYS and LESBIANS Sponsoring The Building Of The National Cathedral?
Architect of the National Cathedral of Ghana which is a planned interdenominational Christian cathedral being built in Accra, Sir David Adjaye has declared support for LGBTQ rights in Ghana, urging President Akufo-Addo to do all he can to make it legal, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
While many people might have declared support for gay rights without a fuss, that of David Adjaye will stir controversy with Ghanaians as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had said during the laying of the foundation stone for the national cathedral that it is a holy promise to God and being built to honour God.
The president was joined by leadership of major Christian congregations, government officials, traditional authorities and citizens majority of whom are opposed to gay rights.
Indeed, a key talking point about the event was the importation of a stone from Jerusalem which the president dropped into the first digging at the site.
The “holy stone” will symbolize the sacredness of the land earmarked for the project as Christians regard Jerusalem to be the most sacred site in the world.
The celebrated architect whose design for the cathedral was unveiled by President Nana Akufo-Addo in March 2018 joined a list of top United Kingdom Celebrities piling pressure on President Akufo-Addo to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
Many Ghanaians will be shocked by the irony of the demand as the architect of the National Cathedral of Jesus Christ is now openly advocating for Gay Rights while they (the larger Ghanaian population) are also presumably opposed to gay rights in the name of God and religion.
In the letter sighted by MyNewsGh.com signed by among others David Adjaye and addressed to the Ghanaian government and the gay community in Ghana to encourage them and to solidarize with them, Sir David Adjaye along with other UK “Ghanaians”, said:
“We have watched with profound concern as you (gays) have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security. It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe,” the letter addressed to Ghana’s LGBT community said.
The group called Akufo-Addo and the government to ensure gay rights are respected and any and all forms of attacks on gays are ceased.
We have signed a letter calling on His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, to reach out to LGBTQ leaders “to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support.”— UK BLACK PRIDE (@ukblackpride) March 1, 2021
Our LGBTQ siblings deserve to live free from violence.#GhanaSupportsEquality pic.twitter.com/ligMmYpC99
“As prominent and powerful advocates for this great country, we are beseeching His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and political/cultural leaders to create a pathway for allyship, protection and support. We petition for inclusivity which will make the nation even greater and even stronger,” the UK celebrities wrote.
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