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NDC rejects results of the presidential elections
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NDC rejects results of the presidential elections

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected the results of the presidential elections as announced by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa on Wednesday December 9. Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said at a press conference few hours after the declaration of the results that the party has reservations about the way and manner the polls were conducted hence, the rejection. “We reject the presidential elections as announced by the chair of the Electoral Commission. And we also want to serve notice that the blatant effort even to deny us of a parliamentary majority will be fiercely resisted,” the Tamale South lawmaker said. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected President of the Republic of Ghana. He polled a total of 6,73...
Ghana through to Semis after Precious Boah’s late winner
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Ghana through to Semis after Precious Boah’s late winner

Precious Boah’s late free kick gave Ghana a 1-0 win over Nigeria at the ongoing WAFU Zone B U-20 Championship in Benin. The Satellites scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute. The slim win gave Ghana a sweet revenge against one of the country’s old nemesis, Nigeria. Ghana had put in a very good display stopping the attacks of Nigeria and creating spaces behind their defence but the Satellites failed to take their chances. The win qualified Ghana to the semi-final stage of the competition as Nigeria bow out after drawing their first game against Ivory Coast. This is a reversal of the trend in 2018 when Nigeria beat Ghana to qualify for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. The Black Satellites had an average first half showing with Nigeria dominating play. But th...
Akufo-Addo retained as Ghana President
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Akufo-Addo retained as Ghana President

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo won re-election, securing another four-year mandate to lead Africa’s biggest gold producer. Akufo-Addo got 6.73 million votes, or 51.6% of valid ballots, while his closest rival John Mahama, of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, got 47.4%, the head of the country’s electoral commission, Jean Mensa, told journalists Wednesday in the capital, Accra. The front-runners were separated by just over 500,000 votes. “My immediate task will be to begin the process of reversing the effect Covid-19 has had on our economy and on our lives,” Akufo-Addo said in a speech from his home in Accra. “Before the pandemic struck, Ghana in recent years was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and, I give you my word, we will bring back that reputa...
NDC retains New Edubiase and Ejura-Sekyedumase seats
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NDC retains New Edubiase and Ejura-Sekyedumase seats

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) retained the New Edubiase and Ejura-Sekyedumase parliamentary seats to further consolidate its strong hold in these constituencies. This is in addition to the Asawase constituency, which is also the most strongest and formidable seat of the party in the Ashanti Region. Mr Abdul Salam Adams recaptured the New Edubiase seat which was taken away by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections, with 19,693 votes as against that of Mr George Oduro, the incumbent Member of Parliament, who had 17,592 votes. Other parliamentary candidates were Emmanuel Nsiah Asare of CPP 143 and Benjamin Brobbey, an independent candidate who got 92 votes. At Ejura-Sekyedumase, Braimah Mohammed Bawa of NDC polled 30,056 votes to retain the seat for the ...
Joe Ghartey retains Essikado-Ketan Constituency
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Joe Ghartey retains Essikado-Ketan Constituency

The Incumbent Member of Parliament for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency, Mr Joe Ghartey has retained the seat amidst stiff competition. Mr Joseph Antwi Boateng of the Electoral Commission who announced the results said the incumbent was leading by over a 200 margin. The New Patriotic Party recorded 26,701 whiles National Democratic Congress had 24,527 which allowed the incumbent to go back to the house of legislature.
Retired Police Officer wins Wa West Constituency Parliamentary seat
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Retired Police Officer wins Wa West Constituency Parliamentary seat

Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobu (rtd), has won the Wa West Constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after beating Mr Daniel Dari Kuusogno of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the just ended general election.Supt. Toobu (rtd) pulled 27, 550 votes of a total of 39, 593 valid votes cast representing 69.58 per cent while Mr Kuusogno garnered 13, 143 votes representing 30.42 per cent. Mr Joseph Pii-etey, the Returning Officer for the Wa West Constituency declared the retired police officer winner of the contest at Wechiau on Tuesday. A total of 40,829 electorates participated in the election in the Wa West Constituency out of a total of 52,523 registered voters, with 1,236 rejected ballots being recorded. The Bulinjin Community...
Bagbin’s successor retains Nadowli-Kaleo Parliamentary seat for NDC
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Bagbin’s successor retains Nadowli-Kaleo Parliamentary seat for NDC

Mr Sumah Anthony Mwinkaara, the successor of Mr Alban Bagbin, Ghana’s longest serving Parliamentarian has won massively to retain the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency seat for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Mr Mwinkaara, a health administrator, polled 23,961 votes out of the 36,090 valid votes cast to beat his closest rival Mr Elvis Banoemuleng Botah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate who polled 7,664 votes. Mr Bernard Mornah of the People’s National Convention (PNC) also polled 4,465 votes to place third position. Total votes cast were 36,877 out of a total voter population of 43, 666.Meanwhile, in the Presidential race, Mr John Dramani Mahama, the Leader of the NDC also polled 27,263 votes to beat President Akufo-Addo of the NPP who polled 7,030 votes. Mr Christ...
Dzifa Gomashie is Ketu South’s first female MP
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Dzifa Gomashie is Ketu South’s first female MP

Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie has won the Ketu South Parliamentary seat for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just ended Presidential and Parliamentary elections.    She beat Mr David Tiahno Quarshie of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Rev Dometor Henyo of Ghana Union Movement (GUM), and Mr Holy Kingsford Amegah of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), with a decisive 84,664 votes out of the 102,179 total votes cast.    The 55-year old former Deputy Minister of Tourism and Philanthropist would make history as the first female to assume such a position in the southern Volta since the Fourth Republic.      The certified Parliamentary results indicated that NPP garnered 14,904 votes, GUM 836, and LPG 213, with total valid votes of 100,617,...
Vincent Kabore appointed to officiate Ghana, Nigeria WAFU clash
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Vincent Kabore appointed to officiate Ghana, Nigeria WAFU clash

Vincent Kabore from Burkina Faso has been appointed to handle the game between Ghana and Nigeria. The two teams will on Wednesday, face each other in a WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations Group B encounter in Benin. Referee Vincent Kabore will be assisted by compatriot Sibiri Wendpanga Stephane Yameogo (Assistant Referee I), Soufia Soufi Abdou Garba (Assistant Referee II) from Niger and Moussa Ahmadou Alou Ahamadou from Niger (Fourth Official). Marius Hubert Dadjo Houegban from Benin will be the Match Commissioner. Other officials appointed for the game include: Songuifolo Yeo - Referee Assessor - Côte D'Ivoire Nasiru Sarkintudu Jibril - General Coordinator - Nigeria Ousmane Savadogo - Technical Study Group - Burkina Faso Abouba Hainikoye Ismael - Media Officer - Niger ...
Take all points against Nigeria- Albert Commey satellites
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Take all points against Nigeria- Albert Commey satellites

Vice Chairman of the Black Satellites Management Committee, Albert Commey has challenged the players to make every effort to beat Nigeria in the WAFU Zone B U-20 championship. The Black Satellites face the Flying Eagles on Wednesday December 9 at the ongoing tournament in Benin. The match is Ghana’s first group game after drawing a bye in the first round of games. Ghana’s group comprises 3 teams meaning, a win will be enough to book a last 4 berth; with the top two teams in the competition securing spots at next year’s Africa U-20 Championship. “Play the game already in your mind even before tomorrow comes. You need total concentration and therefore must eschew things that can potentially affect your concentration,” Commey told the players after their final training sess...
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