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NDC suspends Central Region Communication Officer
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NDC suspends Central Region Communication Officer

The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended Mr Kwesi Dawood, the Regional Communication Officer for alleged misconduct. Mr Dawood has been accused of alleged incest and abortion with his biological daughter. Mr Kojo Quansah, the Regional Secretary of the NDC, confirmed the suspension in an interview with the media in Assin-Fosu on Monday. He said Mr Dawood's suspension was in line with the Party's Constitution on misconduct and anti-party behaviour. "Now, we want to put it on record that Mr Dawood is suspended as the Regional Communication Officer until further notice," he said and noted that the NDC could not pretend to be unconcerned about the incident. Mr Quansah said the decision was taken after a thorough investigation and in...
Gabby Otchere-Darko ‘endorses’ Sam George as NDC’s next flagbearer
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Gabby Otchere-Darko ‘endorses’ Sam George as NDC’s next flagbearer

Lawyer Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has in jest advised the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to select its Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Constituency as its next Presidential Candidate. Gabby Otchere Darko tweeted thus on Saturday, October 9 https://twitter.com/GabbyDarko/status/1446720909444792325?s=20 This may have stemmed from the MP’s advocacy against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community in the country. He is championing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, which is at its consideration stage. But Sam George appears not to be distracted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) member’s tweet and replied that he is focused on majorly ensuring the return of John Dramani...
The Catalyst To Breaking The “8” Is Job Creation – The Alan Factor
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The Catalyst To Breaking The “8” Is Job Creation – The Alan Factor

The issue of job creation, will be the central theme for the 2024 elections.The NPP needs a candidate that carries a “pro-people” message of job creation.Any candidate the NPP or NDC will choose will be critically assessed on their track record especially concerning job creation.In this write-up, we make the case for Alan Kyerematen as the right man with the right industrial strategy that can create the massive sustainable jobs that Ghanaian’s especially the youth need.The candidate to lead the NPP to break the “8”, should be one that has a solid pro-electorate message to deal head-on with this reawakening factor that has come to the center of our political frontier.On Tuesday, 21st September Kwadwo Mpiani, the former chief of staff during President Kufuor’s regime on the Face to Face...
Nana B Eyes NPP National Organiser
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Nana B Eyes NPP National Organiser

The National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye has dropped a strong hint that he will stand for his party’s National Organiser position next year. Nana Boakye, who is affectionately called Nana B, has been a key personality in youth development. The Board Chairman of the National Food Buffer Stock Company said the final decision about his possible entry would be made in the appropriate time, having successfully steered the affairs of the NPP Youth Wing since 2018 to date. Nana B, a lawyer by profession, was one of the spokespersons of the NPP Legal Team for the 2020 presidential election petition and the MMDCEs vetting committee, 2021. He began his education at the State Experimental Primary School in Kumasi and Achimota J.H.S in Ac...
One injured as NPP supporters clash at Awutu Senya East
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One injured as NPP supporters clash at Awutu Senya East

One person has been injured after chaos broke out among some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the Awutu Senya East Constituency. The fight was between supporters of the immediate past Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Michael Yaw Mensah and the newly nominated MCE, Anita Love Obo Amissah. With the cause not known, the incident reportedly occurred on Friday at CP Abeasi, at a time Mr Mensah was on a Thank You tour. The NPP Deputy Communications Director at Awutu Senya East, Nana Yaw Kumah, narrated the incident on Adom FM’s Naket Kasiebo. “Out of the blue, one guy we all know as Topper attacked the team. Topper threatened to beat the Chairman and even threw a punch but he narrowly escaped. “They, however, got hold of some of us and beat a member, Pri...
NPP slams NDC over ‘falsehood’ against 2020 elections
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NPP slams NDC over ‘falsehood’ against 2020 elections

The governing New Patriotic Party has lambasted the opposition National Democratic Congress over some blatant ‘falsehoods’ being peddled against the Electoral Commission about the integrity of the 2020 general elections. Addressing a press conference on Friday, the NPP Communications Director, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, pointed out that “the NDC leadership, especially General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah and former President Mahama keep making wild allegations about the conduct of the 2020 General Elections. Having lied to their people about winning, they went to the Supreme Court with no evidence”. According to the former Member of Parliament for the Adentan constituency, unlike the NPP which went to Supreme Court in 2012-2013 with pink sheets backing every alleged infraction, the NDC on t...
Full list: Local Government Ministry releases MMDCE nominees
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Full list: Local Government Ministry releases MMDCE nominees

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe has released the list of nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Dan Botwe said the list has been forwarded to the Regional Ministers for the approval process to begin. “They (Regional Ministers) are going to contact from tomorrow, Regional Directors of the Electoral Commission, get in touch with the Presiding Members of the various Assemblies and start the process of confirming Mr President’s nominees,” he said. He also condemned the demonstrations embarked on by some party faithful following rumours that some MMDCEs have not been retained. Mr Botwe stated that regardless of who has been chosen by the President,...
Dan Botwe Names MMDCEs Sunday
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Dan Botwe Names MMDCEs Sunday

Barring any last-minute changes, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, will put out list of nominated Chief Executives for all the Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies (MMDCAs) across the country. Dan Botwe will reveal the names of the MMDCEs in collaboration with the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah during the minister’s press conference on Sunday 1pm.Already, political strategist and legal practitioner, Gabby Otchere-Darko have given the strongest indications that the list of MMDCEs will be put out on Sunday and put to bed all speculations.“Tomorrow all the speculations will be over, including fake lists and recommendations. Sunday, the Local Government Minister, alongside the Information Minister, shall address a press conference and put t...
NPP-USA Women’s Wing wants Ex-President to apologize to women and children for ‘do and die’ comment
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NPP-USA Women’s Wing wants Ex-President to apologize to women and children for ‘do and die’ comment

The Women’s Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the United States (U.S.) has taken a 'swipe at' former President Mr John Dramani Mahama for his comments that the 2024 elections would be a "do or die" at polling stations. According to them, such comments were least expected from the former President and a Presidential candidate of a recent election that cost seven lives and several others injured in 2020. They noted that the comment, as made by the former President could be understood and misinterpreted by stalwart of political parties, which might lead to a worst situation in the 2024 general elections. In a press statement signed by Mrs Barbara Boafo, Women’s Organizer of the NPP-USA said election related violence did not only have negative consequences for women and ch...
John Mahama consoles family of the late Western North Deputy Youth Organizer
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John Mahama consoles family of the late Western North Deputy Youth Organizer

Former President John Dramani Mahama on Friday visited the family of the late Thomas Asinae, immediate past Deputy Regional Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Western North Region to commiserate with them. The late Asinae, a dedicated and hardworking officer of the party died in August following a short sickness. Speaking on behalf of the family and Nananom of Suaman, the Krontihene, Nana Armah Kofi Tanoh III, thanked Mr. Mahama for wiping their tears with his presence on the occasion of the one-week celebration in Suaman.  "Even though we are mourning, there are some people who no matter how sad you are, as soon as you see them you become happy" he said. He decried the state of underdevelopment of the Suaman community, stressing that it did not b...
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