Politics

Obed Asamoah is ungrateful – KT Hammond

The former Deputy Minister of Energy, Kobina Tahir Hammond has described Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah and the NDC returnees as ungrateful people who lack moral uprightness. Mr. Hammond was quick to add President Mills to the list of ungrateful people expressing his shock at the President, for condoning verbal attacks on the former President despite knowing that it was the same president Rawlings who held his hand, coached him and nurtured him into politics

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Rawlings: I will not follow cowards to war

Founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings has expressed shock at the cold reception given to himself and the wife at the just ended national delegates’ congress in Sunyani. Jerry John Rawlings revealed his feelings to a group of concerned NDC supporters led by Ashanti Regional Secretary, Joseph Yammin, on Tuesday

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NDC group call on Rawlings

A group of concerned National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters led by Ashanti Regional Secretary, Joseph Yammin, on Tuesday called on the former President and Founder of the NDC, Flt Lt Rawlings at his Ridge office

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Atta Akyea arrested for stealing

Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, was Tuesday waylaid by the police and arrested while in court for alleged stealing and dishonest breach of trust. A contractor, Joseph Adom of J. Adom Limited, a construction firm is accusing the lawyer and New Patriotic Party member of a series of dishonest acts, including defrauding him of $60,000

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Nana Konadu Is A Stubborn Cat – Alhaji Bature

Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper, Alhaji Bature Iddrisu, has described former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, as a pigheaded individual person who has heedlessly marched on to her own grave and “slaughter house” to be politically butchered. “At last, the battle has ended and I’m excited and elated…everybody now agrees with me when i said that President Mills should run unopposed…But if you have a stubborn cat, that is the result you get,” he said

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Rawlingses to make a “major move”- Kofi Adams

The Rawlingses are expected to make a “major move” which might change the political complexion of the country, aide to ex-president Rawlings has said. Kofi Adams would not state emphatically whether the ex-first family will be announcing a break away from the governing National Democratic Congress, a party they labored with others to bring into being. He told Joy FM's Super Morning Show host Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah the decision by the Rawlingses will have far reaching implication on the country’s politics

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Is it wrong for NDC to owe GBC? – John Tia questions NPP

The Minister of Information John Tia Akologu has stated that there was nothing wrong with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation broadcasting live the National Democratic Congress (NDC's) National Delegates Congress held in Sunyani for free as it was part of its Social Responsibility to the nation. “This was a national event affecting our democracy; affecting the nature of our politics, affecting our daily lives in this country. The GBC has social responsibility; a moral responsibility to let the people know what was happening,” Mr. Tia Akologu stressed

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Mills will make history as first one-term president in Ghana – NPP

President J.E.A. Mills at the weekend obtained an overwhelming endorsement from delegates of the National Democratic Congress, trouncing his competitor and former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings in a manner that shocked even his most ardent partisans. Regardless of the resounding victory, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is convinced the president will make history as the first one-term president

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Nana Konadu to go independent?

Pressure has started mounting on defeated NDC flagbearer contender, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, to run as an independent candidate in next year’s presidential polls. A group of branch executives of the party from the Central Region proposed the idea at their meeting on Monday July 11. The executives, who are also members of the regional branch of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) group which supported her bid for the NDC flagbearership, claim they have enough members to execute a national campaign. The former first lady contested president Mills for the NDC’s leadership but received just 90 votes, representing 3.1% of votes cast

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Obed Asamoah to rejoin NDC

Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah’s decision to return to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has in no doubt elated many including the National Organiser of the party, Yaw Boateng Gyan, who says he had constantly prayed for such a day

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Ghana Leader to ‘Reconcile’ Ruling Party

A leading member of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) says President John Atta-Mills will soon create a committee to resolve any internal divisions. Ambassador Victor Smith, Ghana’s envoy to the Czech Republic, said the team will examine concerns and grievances to “see to how best we can bring everybody on board and then to move forward towards [elections in] 2012.” At a convention, or congress, of the NDC this past week-end, president Atta-Mills defeated former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings with over 90 percent of the vote to lead the party in next year’s polls

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NDC to unite and strategise for Election 2012 – Spio

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Saturday said the party’s main objective after the Sunyani Delegates Congress would be to unite and strategise for the retention of power in Election 2012. Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah said “The New Patriotic Party is our biggest challenger, there’s no doubt about it, they are a well-organised party, we cannot afford to rest on our oars after this congress

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NPP, PNC congratulate NDC for a successful congress

Some major political parties have given thumps up to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for having a successful congress. The NDC had their congress on Saturday to elect President Mills as flagbearer for the 2012 elections. Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jake Obetsebi Lamptey says the NDC deserves commendation for an incident free congress. “We should congratulate the NDC for a violence-free congress [and] a deepening of the democratic process,” he said

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Konadu’s campaign team raises red flags over conduct of Sunyani Congress

The Campaign team of former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has questioned the organisation of last Saturday’s National Delegates’ Congress of the National Delegates Congress (NDC) held in Sunyani. President Mills won the party’s Presidential race in a landslide victory. He polled more than 96 percent of the total votes against Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings who barley scraped a little over 3 percent. The campaign team of the former first lady has stated that they have some reservations about the entire conduct of the congress and will formally make their concerns public on Wednesday

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Konadu’s In-Law Advises Her On What To Do Next

Defeated presidential aspirant in the just ended primaries of the governing National Democratic Congress party, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has been advised to find something else to do with her life other than politics. The advice came from none other than the former First Lady’s in-law, Alhaji Haruna Atta, Managing Editor of the Accra Mail newspaper, who is married to Nana Konadu’s sister

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Akufo-Addo: Basic Education To Secondary Level To Be Free

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated that a Government under his Presidency would provide free education from basic to secondary school level. “This promise will never be a political gimmick because I know what I’m talking about and how the policy would be financed,” he emphasized. Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking at Abirem when he paid a courtesy call on Nana Amo Kyeretwie I, Chief of Abirem as part of his listening campaign tour to the Eastern Region on Friday

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