ELECTIONS
Last Updated: April 23, 2013, 3:20 am
 

 




December polls will record low numbers of spoilt ballots – NCCE
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says the December 7 general election will record an unprecedented low incidence of spoilt ballots.

 
If God says you won’t be king, you’ll never be – Prez Mahama
President John Mahama has told his supporters he is aware of plans by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to start a scathing smear campaign to tarnish his image ahead of Friday’s polls.

Akufo Addo challenges Mahama to promise he won’t spill blood to retain power
NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has challenged the president to use his office as head of security to deal with anybody engaged in any act of electoral violence and promise, just as he [Akufo Addo] has done, not to spill anyone's blood to retain power.

NDC worried over transportation of election materials without security escort
The NDC has expressed grave concern over the manner with which verification equipment are being dispatched to various regions and districts across the country, without information or security precaution from the political parties.

Dec. 7 Elections: Rawlings endorses President Mahama
Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has expressed confidence in President John Mahama as a winnable candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming Presidential elections.

Whether I am killed, imprisoned or not, the people of Manhyia will vote for NPP - NAPO
Manhyia MP Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has stated that the people of Manhyia will vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) whether or not he is alive or kept in prison custody upon the instructions of him detractors.

Society is lawless because our deterrence systems have broken down – IDEG boss
Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), says that during elections, perpetrators enjoy widespread impunity in as they perpetuate violence and other criminal and electoral offenses because the deterrence systems don’t work.

Appoint credible and reliable polling agents - EC
The New Juaben Municipal Director of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Lydia Sackey has advised political parties contesting this year’s general elections to appoint credible and reliable polling agents to represent them at the polling stations.

UK gov’t increases support for Ghana’s elections
The British High Commissioner, Peter Jones has said the United Kingdom is increasing its support to institutions that have a stake in the elections to ensure that this year’s elections become a huge success.

Job creation is sure way to economic growth - Casely-Hayford
Financial consultant Sydney Casely-Hayford has said that the bottom line in improving Ghana’s economy is to create jobs, but he and Nyarko Otoo fear that party manifestos discussed in last night’s presidential debate may amount to nothing more than empty promises.

I still have confidence in the EC – David Kanga
Former Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission, David Kanga has affirmed his trust in the ability of officials of the Electoral Commission to discharge their duties as mandated by law.

Formation of NDP is unfortunate; NDC must work for unity - Ayariga
Deputy Education Minister, Mahama Ayariga, has described as “unfortunate,” the decision of some disgruntled members of the governing NDC to form the breakaway NDP, this election season.

Eva Lokko wants to break barriers for women
PPP Vice Presidential Candidate Eva Lokko has called on the media to help make politics a more comfortable place for women by working to tone down political discourse. She also promised to address a wide range of women’s issues if elected.

Independent candidates will run for 45 new constituencies if...
Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has waded into the contentious discussions on the creation of 45 new constituencies, describing as dangerous those kicking against the process.

Zongo For Mahama movement launched
A Muslim movement, Zongo For Mahama (ZFM) formed to further the aspirations of President John Mahama has been launched.

EC launches programme to check registration details
The Electoral Commission (EC) has launched a Short Message Service (SMS) platform for voters to electronically check their biometric registration details at a cost of 30GHp.

EC must act to avert election day disaster: CODEO
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) Coordinator John Larbie has addressed flaws in the electoral registration system, urging the Electoral Commission (EC) to revise its procedures in order to improve efficiency.

Voters’ register riddled with serious anomalies
Reports indicate there are huge discrepancies in the compilation of the voters’ register as the exhibition exercise continually record poor turnout.

Amissah-Arthur commits to working hard to ensure NDC victory
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has committed himself to working hard within the next three months to ensure the ruling NDC retains power in the December polls.

View photographs from NDC congress here
Click here for interesting photos from Kumasi where the NDC Delegates' Congress to endorse President John Dramani Mahama is underway.

Only Ghanaians can ensure fair, safe elections- David Kangah
Former Deputy Chairman for the Electoral Commission (EC), David Kangah has affirmed his confidence in the ability of the EC to oversee fair elections.