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Ursula Owusu Retained As Ablekuma West NPP PC

Incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been retained the party's parliamentary candidate for the 2016 general elections.

NPP Is Not Reinstating Afoko And Agyepong

Suspended national executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),  Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong are not to be reinstated as widely reported Tuesday

Scenes From 'Baamu Yaada' Demo (PHOTOS)

The much talked about Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) organised “Baamu Yadda” demonstration aimed at getting the EC to validate the voters’ register for the November 7 polls is currently underway in Kumasi.

Afoko & Co To Be Reinstated

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is considering reinstating the suspended National Chairman, Paul Awentime Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong.

NDC cannot stop or delay change - Bawumia

The running-mate to the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says the government of President John Mahama will be replaced by that of Akufo-Addo in exactly 216 days.

Police Should've Been Proactive But They Must Be Commended - Dr Bossman Asare

Head of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr Bossman Asare has commended the Ghana Police Service's decision to provide security for candidates and their running mates who will be running in the upcoming November 7, presidential elections saying it was in the right direction.

The Ghana Police Service at meeting with political party representatives last Friday outlined its plans on security for flagbearers and their running-mates.

The plan gives the parties the option to choose the security personnel to be detailed for them.

Many people however have criticised the plan saying the police only brought it up because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) invited three ex police officers to train their own party security personnel.

But speaking of Peace FM on Tuesday,  Dr Asare who agreed with this notion, said though the police should have been pro-active and done this long ago, it was still worth the while since the flagbearers needed to be protected.

He suggested that since some of the parties drew larger crowds than others, it would be better if the police reconsidered the decision to provide just four police escorts for flagbearers and two for their running mates and provided more for the larger parties.

He added that the plan, in the future, should be made to accommodate all persons who vie in presidential primaries.

 

Source: primenews.com.gh

Adakabre's Claims Are Part Of Continuous Attempt To Paint Nana Addo Black - NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied claims by Accra-based Neat FM presenter, Adakabre Crimping Manso that its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,  in  2014 abused and threatened him saying the claims are all part of "continuous attempts to tarnish the image of Nana Akufo-Addo".

The veteran radio presenter who is also a lawyer had in an interview on Joy FM on Monday  accused Nana Akufo-Addo of abusing and threatening him adding that "I was so sad and scared but I kept quiet because I didn’t want to be the fall guy through which something happens and they would say it is because of Adakabre so I kept quiet. I was afraid because…I was told to the face that you will be killed at a specific date, I have all the evidence, I can substantiate them…I have everything on my phone, I have kept the phones and I would be willing to show it to anybody who wants to see them"

But in a statement signed by Deputy Communications Director, Anthony Abayifaa Karbo, the NPP described Adakabre as "completely false, unfounded and mischievously put out all in the continuous attempts to tarnish the image of Nana Akufo-Addo and paint him as an intolerant and violent person. It is not surprising that a known Akufo-Addo hater, like Adakabre, would join this NDC-led propaganda bandwagon aimed at denting the image of Nana Akufo-Addo. Unable to defend their non-existent record of achievement, and their abysmal mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy, which has brought untold hardships to the people of Ghana, the NDC and its minions have resorted to fruitless attempts to paint Nana Akufo-Addo black".

"It is instructive to note that in Adakabre’s interview on Joy FM this morning, he claims to have evidence on his phone about the threats Nana Akufo-Addo made against him, and is prepared to ‘show it to anybody who wants to see. We dare Adakabre to publish in full the evidence he claims to have on his phone, which points to the fact that Akufo-Addo threatened him. Additionally, threats against the life of a person is a criminal act and we would encourage Adakabre to lodge a formal complaint against Nana Akufo-Addo at the nearest Police Station, and subsequently the matter referred to the Court of Law", part of the statement read.

 

Below is the full statement:

The attention of the New Patriotic Party has been drawn to the contents of an interview granted by Adakabre Frimpong Manso on Monday, April 4, 2016 on Joy FM, where, amongst others he stated that Nana Akufo-Addo had made threats on his life and abused him.

 

Adabkabre is quoted as saying that “Nana Addo abused and threatened me, I was so sad and scared but I kept quiet because I didn’t want to be the fall guy through which something happens and they would say it is because of Adakabre so I kept quiet. I was afraid because…I was told to the face that you will be killed at a specific date, I have all the evidence, I can substantiate them…I have everything on my phone, I have kept the phones and I would be willing to show it to anybody who wants to see them.” 

 

We would like to state emphatically, without any shred of doubt, that the above statements made by Adakabre are completely false, unfounded and mischievously put out all in the continuous attempts to tarnish the image of Nana Akufo-Addo and paint him as an intolerant and violent person. It is not surprising that a known Akufo-Addo hater, like Adakabre, would join this NDC-led propaganda bandwagon aimed at denting the image of Nana Akufo-Addo. Unable to defend their non-existent record of achievement, and their abysmal mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy, which has brought untold hardships to the people of Ghana, the NDC and its minions have resorted to fruitless attempts to paint Nana Akufo-Addo black.

 

Just as the NPP has complained time without number about the conduct of Adakabre Frimpong Manso on his show on Neat FM, which has resulted in the party boycotting the latter’s show, Nana Akufo-Addo also expressed his displeasure about the treatment being meted out to him on a daily basis by Adakabre on his show in April 2014, at the residence of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama in Tamale, when the pair met. This was not done in private, but in the full glare of other persons present at the time. Nana again, confronted him at a press soiree in his home at Nima. At no point, in these discourse, did Nana Akufo-Addo make threats on the life of Adakabre Frimpong Manso. Threats on the lives of people do not form part of Akufo-Addo’s politics.

 

It is instructive to note that in Adakabre’s interview on Joy FM this morning, he claims to have evidence on his phone about the threats Nana Akufo-Addo made against him, and is prepared to ‘show it to anybody who wants to see. We dare Adakabre to publish in full the evidence he claims to have on his phone, which points to the fact that Akufo-Addo threatened him. Additionally, threats against the life of a person is a criminal act and we would encourage Adakabre to lodge a formal complaint against Nana Akufo-Addo at the nearest Police Station, and subsequently the matter referred to the Court of Law.

 

If Adakabre fails to substantiate these accusations against Nana Akufo-Addo, we demand nothing short of a retraction of these baseless and false allegations and an unconditional apology to Nana Akufo-Addo. 

 

……signed……

Anthony Abayifaa Karbo

Deputy Director of Communications