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“Ghana is becoming a useless state” – PPP Youth Organizer

National Youth Organizer of the Progressive People’s Party, Divine Nkrumah has labelled the president’s remission of sentence given the ‘Montie 3’ as disgraceful stressing his act shows he holds the citizenry and the justices in little regard. 

Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase (Mugabe) were given a four month imprisonment term after being found to be in contempt of the Supreme Court.

The ‘Montie 3’ were given remission of sentences by president Mahama on Monday invoking powers in Article 72 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana. The trio are set to be released on Friday, August 26. 

“Ghana is really sick and becoming a useless state led by a government which is not making himself useful for the state’’ Mr. Nkrumah thundered on the ‘Abusua Nkomo’ show.

He pondered whether Mahama was a president for Ghana or president for the NDC Party? “The President has totally brought division in the country and I think we should start praying for him not to bring this country into disrepute’’, he concluded.

 

NPP claimed ‘Montie 3’ pardon will cost Mahama election, why the ‘plenty’ talk - Asiedu Nketia

With opinions divided right in the middle among Ghanaians regarding president Mahama’s remission of sentence for the ‘Montie 3’, General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress(NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is bemused the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) isn’t jubilating since they’ve held that releasing the trio would lead to defeat at the polls for the president.

Council of State has become an anchor for misconduct - MP

Member of Parliament (MP) for Bekwai and Ranking Member of Parliamentary Committee on Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, Joe Osei-Wusu has criticised the  Council of State following President John Mahama's  grant of pardon to the  Montie trio, describing it as a haven for scoundrels. 

Prez Mahama is 'weak' - PPP on Montie 3 pardon

The Progressive People’s Party has described President John Mahama as weak for bowing to pressure from his National Democratic Congress (NDC) to pardon the Montie three.

Montie 3 pardon sets an unnecessary precedent - Ndebugri

Although President John Mahama acted within the provisions of the constitution to pardon the Montie trio, the pardon action will set an unnecessary precedent, private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri has said.

Anita Abaidoo Leaves CPP To Join PPP

The Welfare Director of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Ms Harriet Anita Abaidoo, has left the CPP to join the Progressive People's Party (PPP) founded by Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom.

EC introduces plastic voting booths for Dec 7 polls

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is to swap the existing cardboard voting booths with plastic ones for the upcoming December polls, an official of the EC’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Mr Fred Tetteh has hinted.

Sufficient biometric machines are available for December polls – EC

Head of Communications at the Electoral Commission (EC), Eric Kofi Dzakpasu has stated that the Commission have sufficient biometric voter devices for the conduct of the forthcoming December polls.The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has raised concerns about the possibility of biometric devices malfunctioning on Election Day.

Mahama says Western roads done, but I saw nothing on my tour - Akufo-Addo

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says residents living in the northern part of the Western Region, who ply the roads in that part of the country on a daily basis, will decide on December 7, whether those roads have been constructed by President Mahama or not.

Are you Lordina to tell Mahama what to wear? - Amaliba

A member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has charged at people criticising President John Mahama for dressing in party colours when presenting outboard motors to some fishermen in the Western Region.

‘CMB’ and Tudu give Akufo-Addo rousing welcome (Photos)

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, brought business, commercial and vehicular activity to a complete standstill in the Central Business District of Accra, on Thursday, August 18, when he visited the Klottey Korle constituency, in the Greater Accra Region.

Sorry for the NPP false story - Ben Ephson

Having expressed their disgust over the Daily Dispatch story implying the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had sent a memo to members urging them to peddle falsehoods about the government and warned of taking the matter to court should the paper fail to retract and apologise, the paper has offered an apology.