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EC lawyer responds to Konadu’s lawyer

Counsel for the Electoral Commission Thaddeus Sory says the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, cannot blame the commission for her disqualification from the 2016 presidential election list.

Akufo-Addo off to Germany, UK

New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for a private trip to Germany and the United Kingdom, a statement signed by his press secretary, Eugene Arhin has said.

According to the statement, Nana Addo will return on Tuesday October 18 to start a 4-day tour of the party's stronghold, the Ashanti Region.

The 72-year-old Akufo-Addo is one of the four candidates to have been qualified by the Electoral Commission to contest in the December 7 general elections.

READ ALSO: EC okays only four for Dec 7 polls; all others disqualified

Below is the brief statement:


The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left the shores of Ghana on Thursday, October 13, 2016, for a 4-day private trip to Germany and the United Kingdom.

He returns to Ghana on Tuesday, October 18, ahead of the commencement of a 4-day tour of the Ashanti Region, beginning Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Eugene Arhin
Press Secretary

I want to be president but not by all means - Nduom

Disqualified presidential aspirant of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr Paa Kwesi has stated that though he would like to become the president in order to better the lot of Ghanaians, winning the presidency was not a do or die affair for him.

Ayariga fires EC

The flag bearer of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to withdraw the rejection letter and extend him an opportunity to address the concerns raised by the EC.

Respond to my lecture and stop engaging in petty propaganda - Bawumia tells Mahama

Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged President John Mahama to produce answers to statements he [Bawumia] made at his last lecture on Ghana's economy at the National Theatre instead of asking him to disclose the cost the redenomination exercise undertaken in 2007 under the NPP.

EC Boss engages Nduom in brief meeting but...

Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) Candidate, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom met with the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Charlotte Osei at the EC's offices in a brief meeting on Wednesday.

Kofi Adams blames Akufo-Addo for Mahama's Kokompe embarrassment

The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has blamed New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for Tuesday's embarrassment suffered by President John Mahama at Kokompe, a spare parts hub at Darkuman in the Ablekuma North Constituency of the Greater Accra Region.

Bawumia has the nerve to talk of corruption after redenomination? - Mahama

President Mahama claims he does not know the sum the NPP government expended on the redenomination of the cedi in 2007 stating for Dr. Bawumia to be championing probity and accountability with such vigour, it was time to tell Ghanaians how much they robbed Ghanaians in that exercise.