ELections 2020

EC starts process to pay arrears owed 220,000 electoral officers

The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun processes towards the payment of debt owed some 220, 000 electoral officers across the country in the just ended 7 December elections. A memo issued by the Deputy Chairman of Corporate Services, Bossman Asare, and cited by Asaaseradio.com said the payment has been delayed following the detection of incorrect …

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John Mahama to congratulate Akufo-Addo, finally

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 7th December 2020 general elections and former President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama, is expected to congratulate his main contender, President Akufo-Addo, for winning the 8th elections held under the 1992 4th Republican constitution after nearly four (4) months of failing to do same. …

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Essikado-Ketan: Court dismisses application to strike out election petition

A Sekondi High Court has dismissed an application filed by Frank Davies counsel for the first respondent, to strike out an election petition filed by Prof. Dr Grace Ayensu-Danquah, the NDC parliamentary candidate in the 7 December elections. The suit is challenging the declaration of Joe Ghartey, the first respondent as winner of the 7 …

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Election 2020: Most Ghanaians voted based on party policies, says EPPI survey

A survey conducted in January 2021 by the European Public Policy Institute (EPPI), a research organisation focusing on political and social development in Africa, Asia and the Americas, shows that the voting choices of most Ghanaians in the 7 December 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections were motivated by the policies presented by their political party …

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EIU report: NPP can break eight-year power cycle, says Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has downplayed projections by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) which say it expects that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the 2024 elections. According to him, the government is focused on bettering the lives of Ghanaians between now and 2024 so that Ghanaians will retain the …

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Race to succeed Akufo-Addo: You can’t blame NPP leaders, says Ben Ephson

Ben Ephson, pollster and managing editor of the Daily Dispatch says the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be blamed for the scramble by some ministers to succeed President Akufo-Addo. Speaking to Beatrice Adu on The Big Bulletin on Asaase Radio on Thursday (18 March), Ephson said, “I agree with Freddie Blay, you …

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Court adjourns Essikado-Ketan parliamentary election petition to 23 March

A Sekondi High Court has adjourned an election petition filed by Grace Ayensu-Danquah, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Essikado-Ketan in the 2020 elections, challenging the results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC). Joe Ghartey, the incumbent Member of Parliament was declared the winner by the EC. Ghartey polled 26,701 out of the …

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Akufo-Addo must ask ministers with presidential ambitions to resign, says Mpiani

President Akufo-Addo must ask any minister who has ambitions to become a presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to resign, Kwadwo Mpiani, a chief of staff in the government of President John Agyekum Kufuor has said. Speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show with Nana Yaa Mensah on Thursday (18 March), Mpiani said, “The ministers …

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