The Electoral Commission (EC) has complied with the Supreme Court order asking it to furnish petitioners challenging the declaration of John Dramani Mahama as President in the December 7 and 8, 2012 general elections, with details of the registration exercise it carried out abroad. However, details are emerging about the figures submitted, as the total number of Ghanaians registered abroad is believed to be far lower than the figures the commission included in the declaration of the results of the general election.
Three members of the pro-democracy pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Sammi Awuku, Abu Ramadan and James Kwabena Bomfeh popularly called Kabila, were yesterday granted bail after the Madina Police threatened to lock them up. Sources said two of them, Sammi Awuku and Abu Ramadan, would be charged for violating the Public Order Act, and are to report to the Police on Thursday. The three men, together with other members of the group, had honored an invitation by the police at Madina over a rally they organized somewhere last week Sunday at Taifa in the Dome Kwabenya constituency.
In the raging controversy about the stance of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the rights of lesbians and homosexuals in Ghana, facts are emerging that President John Mahama may have links to world acclaimed gay activist, Andrew Solomon. The revelation is coming at a time the controversial issue is hitting the headlines following the nomination of Nana Oye Lithur, a gay rights activist, as a minister of state in the Mahama administration, with religious leaders kicking against her nomination.
As campaigning for the December 7 general elections enters home stretch, Daily Guide has sighted an opinion poll conducted by a United State (US)-based polling organizations, Geolink Partners Incorporated, which states that the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo will be Ghana’s President come January 7, 2013. The survey, conducted from November 18-25, among 2,711 likely Ghanaian voters, revealed a close race between the two major political parties in Ghana.
The news was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof. Otu Nartey in a press statement. According to the statement, he died at 9:45 AM on Friday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. According to Citi News reporter, Abdul Karim Nantogmah who was at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, several government dignitaries including the Chief of Staff, Henry Martey Newman, Minister for Communication, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu are there to support the family.
Some showbiz personalities yesterday endorsed the candidature of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). They comprised film actors, musicians, sound engineers, song and scriptwriters, instrumentalists, music and movie producers and several others who have come together to form a group called Creative Arts for Change. They include hi-life musician Kwabena Kwabena, movie producer and Public Relations Officer of the Film Producers
President John Dramani Mahama’s directive to Parliament to stop the payment of the new emoluments to him and his ministers has been dismissed as a mere public relations stunt to deflect the intense negative fallout from the general public over what has been described as outrageous. The Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament, Osei Kwame Prempeh, in a telephone conversation with DAILY GUIDE yesterday, described the directive signed by the President’s secretary
Excitement has enveloped the Northern Regional capital, Tamale, ahead of tonight’s presidential debate organised by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) for political parties with representation in parliament. All eyes will be on the two leading contenders, President John Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). Nana Addo arrived in Tamale by road on Saturday afternoon while President Mahama arrived by air yesterday.
The man at the centre of the bribery scandal that has hit the Electoral Commission (EC), Prophet Daniel Nkansah, seems to be playing a game of hide and seek with the police, as all efforts to get him to give his side of the story have proved futile. This was after the failed presidential aspirant of the New Vision Party (NVP) reported two officials of the EC, Isaac Kofi Asumaning, Director of Elections and his colleague director in charge of Logistics, Emmanuel Asante Kissi, for allegedly collecting an amount of GHC1,600 from him to circumvent the electoral process.
The founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Jerry John Rawlings, has said he is hardly perturbed by calls for his expulsion from the party. According to him, the NDC officials calling for his head were clearly not aware of the implications of what they were advocating. “They can attempt it,” he told Oman Fm in an interview last Thursday. Mr. Rawlings recounted his commitments and the grave sacrifices he had made for the NDC to get to its current high-profile pedestal.