ELections 2020

Speaker meets NDC, NPP leaders over confusion in Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has met the leaders of both National Democratic Congress (NDC)and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament over the confusion that rocked the inauguration of the 8th Parliament. Sources close to the meeting also indicated that the leaders of the two sides could not agree on which side of …

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Court adjourns Ablekuma Central election shooting case to 18 January

An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the shooting case at Ablekuma Central during the election on 7 December 2020 to 18 January. The adjournment was because the Court did not sit on Monday (11 January), when the case was to be heard. Quarcoo, who allegedly shot and caused harm to three persons, pleaded not guilty. …

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Boycotting 1992 parliamentary election worst blunder of my life, says Okudzeto

Sam Okudzeto, lawyer and a former Member of Parliament (MP) says the decision to boycott the 1992 parliamentary election was one of the worst blunders of his life. Speaking on the Town Hall Talk on Asaase Radio, Okudzeto said “It [the boycott of the 1992 parliamentary election] was one of the worst blunders I have …

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Election of Speaker: Who are the “Judases” within the NPP?

Ghana’s governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is known for many “firsts”. However, on 7 January 2021, the party chalked up a first that it cannot be proud of. Never in the 63-year history of Ghana has a governing party had an opposition member as Speaker of Parliament. Alban Bagbin – a veteran with 28 years …

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You can’t trap Akufo-Addo with money, says Amma Busia

Amma Busia, a former member of the Council of State, says nobody can trap President Akufo-Addo with money. Speaking with Nana Yaa Mensah on Sunday Night, Asaase Radio’s flagship interview programme, Amma Busia said: “I have known Nana for years. If you want to trap Nana it’s not money, there might be other things but …

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MPs drama in electing Speaker is distasteful and disgraceful, says Christian Council

The Christian Council has condemned the chaotic contention among Members of Parliament (MPs) over the election of a Speaker, describing the behaviour as “distasteful and disgraceful”. Members of Parliament on Wednesday (6 January 2021), commenced an exercise to elect a Speaker for the House. The Speakership position was keenly contested by Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye …

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It’s a shame NPP lost position of Speaker, says Okudzeto

Sam Okudzeto, lawyer and former Member of Parliament (MP) says it is a shame the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost the Speakership position in Parliament to Alban Bagbin a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Speaking on Town Hall Talk on Asaase Radio, Okudzeto said, “If you say you have equal number of members …

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Mahama’s election petition is “incompetent, frivolous, vexatious”, says Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has responded to the 2020 election petition of John Mahama, describing it as “incompetent, frivolous and vexatious”. In a 12-page response to the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Akufo-Addo said the petition challenging his eligibility as winner of Election 2020 “does not measure up to the legal criteria …

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