ELections 2020

Mahama begins seven-day “thank you” tour

The former President John Dramani Mahama begins a tour of the 16 administrative regions on Tuesday to thank Ghanaians for their support and votes in the December 2020 elections, a statement from his office said. Mahama who will be accompanied by national executive members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will start the tour from …

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Electoral Commission to conduct first by-election of eighth parliament in Assin North

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is expected in the coming days to announce modalities and timelines for the first by-election of the eighth parliament of the Fourth Republic, which will be held in Assin North in the Central Region. The by-election has been made necessary, seven months after the eighth parliament was sworn in …

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NPP appoints national complaints committee to investigate violations of party’s election 2024 code of conduct

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appointed a three (3) member national complaints committee with the mandate to receive complaints of violations and breaches of the party’s newly introduced Code of Conduct, which came into force today the 27th of July 2021 and is aimed at regulating the conduct of Party Members in both …

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NDC boycotts IPAC meeting on review of 2020 general elections

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday (14 April) declined an invitation by the Electoral Commission (EC) to attend an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting. Wednesday’s IPAC meeting was to review the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections. A statement signed by Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, general secretary of the NDC said, “The party took this decision …

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Supreme Court gave us international vindication, says EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) says the Supreme Court’s ruling on the just-ended election petition has given it “an international vindication”. Speaking on The Big Bulletin with Beatrice Adu, Dr Bossman Asare, deputy chairman of the EC in charge of corporate services said, “We were relieved right after the election because we know we did the …

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EC: We’ll pay arrears of 220,000 electoral officers by 30 April

The Electoral Commission (EC) has promised to pay arrears owed over 220,000 field operatives during the 7 December elections by 30 April. The EC has since apologised for the delay in payment four months after the elections. “The Electoral Commission wishes to inform all its 2020 Field Operatives that it is working with the Ministry …

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Samoa Addo to Chief Justice: Fast track resolution of parliamentary election disputes

Private legal practitioner, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, is advocating for the speedy resolution of disputes surrounding parliamentary elections across the country in the 7 December 2020 polls. The legal practitioner said how the petitions are being handled currently leaves room for abuse and exploitation by various parties. Speaking on The Forum, a current affairs and …

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Four NPP MPs file motion for probe into electoral violence since 1993

Four MPs of the Majority Caucus have filed a counter motion to demand investigations into election-related violence since 1993. The parliamentarians also want the House to investigate the ethnic, gender, regional and other sectional backgrounds of persons recruited into the security forces since January 1993.  They are Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh, Deputy Majority …

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