The opposition National Democratic Congress’s 2020 presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, has stated that the party will deploy professionals and more educated personnel to monitor the 2024 elections at various levels.
Many aspects of the electoral process, such as the collation of election results, he believes, require far more expertise.
According to the former president, this allows the party to police and monitor the polls to ensure a free and fair process.
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra, Mr. Mahama called on members of the forum to make themselves available for the 2024 general elections.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level. Collation of results is an important activity that the expertise that you people carry can help with, in terms of collating the party’s results in good time and also transmitting the results as most of you do in your professional work with information technology.”
Mr. Mahama took on the Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chairperson, Madam Jean Adukwei Mensa, for what he described as “voter fraud and irregularities” in the 2020 polls.
He petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential elections.
The Supreme Court, on the other hand, ruled in favor of the EC and President Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Mahama later expressed his dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court’s final decision.
Among other things, John Mahama expressed regret that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission did not testify in court, despite his requests for her to be questioned.
He said the conduct of the court and the counsel for the Electoral Commission aided Jean Mensa to evade “accountability” for her work in the 2020 polls.
“I believe that the law should not be an instrument for partisan purposes. I also believe that the rule of law should mean that one rule for all… The 2021 election petition will go down in history as the profound moment when the Chairperson of the EC opted to evade public scrutiny… Everything was done in this trial to prevent the Commission from accounting to the people in whose name they hold office,” he added.
According to Mahama, Jean Mensa’s refusal to testify in court is a betrayal of Ghanaians’ trust in the principles of transparency and accountability.
“This is a direct stab in the back of transparency and accountability to Ghana’s sovereign people.”
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According to Captain Smart, when he was working in Kumasi at Fox FM, a conversation they had with the former first lady on air went bad when Mrs Rawlings alleged that Nana Akufo-Addo was not a lawyer.
Captain Smart said he told the former first lady point blank that where was she when Nana Akufo-Addo was litigating on behalf of the President of Ivory Coast.
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Leaked Video: The Video That Landed Citi TV’s Caleb Kudah In Receiving Hot Slaps
It has been a running story all week after it was revealed that Citi FM and TV’s Caleb Kudah was allegedly abused by National Security Operatives.
Mr. Kudah is said to have been maltreated by some National Security operatives after he was apprehended having gained access and filmed on the National Security premises under false pretense, according to a story that has since sparked outrage on social media due to what people describe as unprofessionalism on the part of both parties.
Despite Mr. Kudah’s disclosure that he was forced to delete the video and that the copy he sent to his colleague, Zoe Abu-Baidoo, was also deleted from her phone, the video has mysteriously leaked.
Below is an 11-second short clip of the video and it has the voice of Caleb Kudah in there. Watch:
This is the video that landed Caleb Kudah into beatings from the National Security Personnel .#JusticeForCalebKudah #FixTheCountry #GhanaFirst #GhanaMoney #OurTax @gyaigyimii pic.twitter.com/3dpc3nAz51— PRINCE HENRY KOFORIDUA 🇬🇼 (@tabi_henry) May 15, 2021
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