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Nana Addo welcomes Konadu into Presidential race

Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has being congratulated by New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over her election as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

 Mrs Rawlings was on Saturday, by accalamation, elected as the presidential candidate of the NDP for the upcoming general elections, a party she founded after breaking away from ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2012. 

In his congratulatory message,  Akufo-Addo said, “I congratulate warmly Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings on her election, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) for the 2016 elections.

“Her wealth of experience in Ghanaian politics should put her in good stead to help steer and shape the nature of our political discourse from one of attrition, personality attacks and negative preoccupations to an issues-based campaign, hinged on the competition of policies and ideas.

“That is how the public interest of our nation can be best served. The New Patriotic Party and I welcome her into the race for the Presidency and wish her well.”

FINALLY: Zanetor gets a Voter ID

Dr Zanetor Rawlings, winner of  Korle Klottey National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries, has finally registered as a voter with the Electoral Commssion (EC).

Stop attacking Dzifa Attivor, she spoke the truth - Asiedu Nketia

Former Minster of Transport, Dzifa Attivor has come under a lot of critcism over comments she made at the launch of a group called ‘Ketu South For Fifi And Mahama’ at Wodoaba in the Ketu South district of the Volta Region on Tuesday that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) only targeted members of her ethnic group for prosecution.

Police to impose security on flagbearers, running mates

Several weeks after the police administration offered presidential candidates in the upcoming general elections the chance to select their own police security details, none of them has yet taken up the offer.

How much of the GH¢1.9M did you give to Ewes/Voltarians? - NPP asks Dzifa Attivor

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described former Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor’s comment as “ill informed, tribalistic, ethnically divisive, nonsensical, corruption driven and totally unworthy of a former Minister of State", after she whipped up ethnocentric sentiments on a campaign platform in the Volta Region.

Akufo-Addo selects Alan, Asabee to head Campaign C'ttees

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, April 26, inaugurated campaign sector committees of the party, tasked with the formulation of the policies and programmes the party will be presenting in the campaign to the Ghanaian electorate ahead of the conduct of this year’s polls.

Akufo-Addo blocked me from disciplining Agyapong - Afoko

Suspended national chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Paul Afoko, has claimed that the party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, prevented him from disciplining Kennedy Agyepong when he insulted fellow party members and some individuals in the country.

We'll be an independent referee - EC assures

Deptuy Chairperson of the the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Finance and Admi istration, Miss Georgina Opoku Amankwa, has said the Commission would not fail its responsibility to serve as an independent referee in the electoral affairs of the nation.