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Mahama, Akufo-Addo to square off in two-man IEA Debate

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is considering putting up for the first time,  President John Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress against his main contender Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) , in a two-man presidential debate ahead of the November 7 general elections..

NPP lose another chairman

The Ahafo Ano South Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Anthony Osei Yaw Akoto has passed on at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he  had been receiving treatment after sustaining multiple injuries from a fatal accident which occurred last Monday.

Konadu's presence won't change anything, Mahama will still win - Minister

Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has stated the presence of former first lady and flagbearer of National Democratic Party, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings in the November elections would only have “insignificant” impact on the elections and would not change anything.

NDC registering minors - EC official

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been accused of attempting to register underaged persons in the ongoing limited voters registration exercise in the Tamale Metropolis.

MMDCEs must not be appointed, they must apply - Konadu

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has supported calls for a stop to the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

I dropped 'Wontumi' case for my mum - Ibrahim

The Manhyia North New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Secretary, Felix Ibrahim has disclosed he decided to withdraw an assault case against the regional Chairman of the party because his mother was being threatened.

Inusah Fuseini denies EC bribery claims by NPP

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central in the Northern Region, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has denied claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for the area, Dr. Barhama Ibrahim Anyass that, he [Fuseini] had been bribing Electoral Commission officers in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.

Chairman 'Wontumi' granted bail

Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako facing charges for assaulting Manhyia North MP, Collins Owusu Amankwa has been granted bail by the Asokwa Magistrate court.

Chairman 'Wontumi' for court today

The incarcerated Ashanti regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman 'Wontumi',  will be put before court today for the alleged assault of Manhyia North Member of Parliament., Collins Owusu Amankwaah.

Nana Addo in SA to receive Honourary Doctorate degree

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa left Ghana last night to South Africa where an Honourary Doctor of Law Degree will be conferred on him by the prestigious University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on May 5, 2016, as part of the University’s centenary celebrations.

NPP's Chairman 'Wontumi' put behind bars

Police in the Ashanti Region have put behind bars the Ashanti Rehional New Patriotic Party (NPP)  Chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako aka 'Chairman Wontumi', reports filtering in suggest.

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.