<![CDATA[Ghana Election 2016 - Party News]]>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:20:58 -0100Weebly<![CDATA[NDC voted skirt and blouse due to personal interest – Afotey-Agbo]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:15:34 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/ndc-voted-skirt-and-blouse-due-to-personal-interest-afotey-agbo.html Source: 3news. com - The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo claims National Democratic Congress Members voted ‘skirt and blouse’ in the 2016 elections due to “personal interest”. 

The minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Kpone-Katamanso explained that some members of the party voted for President John Mahama but voted for different parliamentary candidates, other than those put up by the NDC. 
Though he retained his seat, Mr Afotey-Agbo revealed on Onua FM’s Election Analysis segment hosted by Michael Nana Opare that despite the numerous development projects he undertook in the capital, some stalwarts in the party still sponsored people in a bid to unseat him during their primary. 

“If they had succeeded in unseating me at the primary last year, NDC wouldn’t have won the constituency in 2016 as I have won for the party,” he analysed.

According to the Regional Minister, he has been a very tough candidate for the National Democratic Congress and that has contributed to being able to retain the Kpone-Katamanso seat. 

Expressing his worry and disappointment at the way most of the sitting MPs lost in the 2016 parliamentary elections, he concluded that some did not listen to his advice, especially those in the Greater Accra region whom he had the opportunity to talk to. 

Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo who won with a margin of more than 3,000 votes against his opponent in the 2016 parliamentary election, attributed his victory to hard work and associating himself with the grassroots of the party. 

He asserted that Amadu Sorogho and Nii Amasah Namoale, MPs for Madina and Dadekotopong respectively lost because they failed to touch base with their constituents, which made them unpopular. 

Afotey-Agbo won the 2016 parliamentary elections at Kpone Katamanso with 30,541 votes representing 51% of the total votes cast as against 27,001 representing 45% of his main opponent Solomon Tettey Appiah of the NPP. 

He has pledged to continually work for the party, region and the nation at large. 

He stressed that all that is needed in the country is development and progress that every Ghanaian will directly or indirectly benefit from.

<![CDATA[Complaint from Ghana, via WhatsApp]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:47:25 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/complaint-from-ghana-via-whatsapp.htmlThief's!  The NPP is taking all seats! Even my Plastic Chair, outside the house is missing!]]><![CDATA[Some ‘big’ NDC MP’s Blown Out Of parliament]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:39:35 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/some-big-ndc-mps-blowing-out-of-parliament.html By Ghanaweb News - Parliamentary candidates managed to wrestle the seats belonging to popular NDC MPs.
Foreign Affairs Minister and incumbent Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya West Constituency, Hannah Serwaa Tetteh, was kicked out of her her comfi seat by George Nenyi Andah of the NPP, after she polled 25,664 representing 49 per cents of the total valid votes with her opponent having 28,867 representing 62.72 per cent.
If NDC is out of power, as it is predicted at the moment, she will be jobless at all, very soon.

Murtala Muhammed Ibrahim, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry lost his Nanton Constituency seat in the Northern Region to NPP’s Mohammed Hardi Tuferu.
At La Dadekotopon Constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale lost to Vincent Sowah Odotei.

Incumbent MP for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho who lost to NPP’s Boniface Abubakar Saddique.

These are the sitting MPs who will not be part of the next Ghana parliament: 

  1. Awutu Senya West - Hannah Serwaa Tetteh
  2. Madina - Amadu Bukari Sorogho
  3. Ledzokuku - Benita Sena Okity-duah
  4. La Dadekotpon - Nii Amasah Namoale
  5. Nanton - Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed

<![CDATA[NPP's Akufo-Addo maintains lead]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:29:53 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/npps-akufo-addo-maintains-lead.html Nana Addo (unofficial) about 1.000.000 votes AHEAD of John Mahama!
Source: starrfmonline. com - The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo is in a pole position to be Ghana’s next president, according to results gathered by EIB's Election Hub.

The 72-year-old has so far garnered 4,612,870 votes representing 54.13% from 214 out of the 275 constituencies.
Incumbent John Mahama is likely to go down in history as the first sitting president to have lost an election under the Fourth Republic of the 1992 constitution. Mahama, who led the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to power in 2012 has about 3,765,537 representing 44.8% of the total votes from 214 constituencies, making it statistically difficult to obtain the required 50% plus 1 mark.

The Electoral Commission is expected to declare its official results on Friday.

The opposition NPP had already declared victory in the 2016 elections, but the ruling NDC has served notice its candidate “is cruising to victory” with the country’s Peace Council calling on the Electoral Management Body to “expedite the process” in declaring results to calm nerves.

The NPP has so far grabbed 111 seats in Parliament with the NDC at 59 from the results obtained so far.

An Akufo-Addo win in the 2016 elections will be vengeance for the NPP after Mahama beat him to the presidency following an eight-month legal tussle.

Akufo-Addo is a former Attorney General and Foreign Affairs Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration and has been eyeing the presidency since 2008. Late president John Mills beat him in that year’s election after a run off and resurfaced again in 2012 to be defeated by incumbent Mahama.

His vice president will be economist Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who was a former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana.

<![CDATA[Congratulation Nana Addo - PPP]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:20:30 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/congratulation-nana-addo-ppp.html Source: Mohammed Ahmed - We wish to congratulate Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, for winning the 2016 presidential polls. Available figures indicate that Nana Addo has taken an unassailable lead.
We urge all stakeholders to respect the will of the people and concede to the winner to sustain our international democratic reputation and more importantly, guarantee the security and safety of our country and its people.

We congratulate the PPP, its supporters and sympathizers for campaigning and voting for the Progressive People’s Party and its Presidential Candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom. This is a democracy and the people of Ghana have spoken.

We must all now work hard to make our country great and strong again.

Murtala Mohammed National Secretary

<![CDATA[Live Election TV News - As Of Now (Dec 9, 13.16 AM Ghana Time)]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:16:37 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/live-election-tv-news-as-of-now-dec-9-1316-am-ghana-time.html Watch Election News Day - No 2 - Live Election TV By Joy News. Plenty Of Latest News Updates! The Longest News Day - Live From Ghana! Watch 
EC is claiming only 49% voter turnout, but counter calculation by JoyNews: 68%. Nana Addo still ahead of J.D. Mahama, even that NDC still insist, that NDC is leading... Officially 210 constituencies have been counted yet.  Over-voting is still a topic...
<![CDATA[How the NPP predicted victory for Nana Akufo-Addo: Methodology]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:10:21 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/how-the-npp-predicted-victory-for-nana-akufo-addo-methodology.html Watch the video, below.
Source: ghanaewb. com - Many have wondered how the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) managed to predict victory for its flagbearer barely 8 hours after the close of poll when even officials of the Electoral commission did not have the full complement of the needed data.
The two leading parties, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP have declared themselves winners of the 2016 elections although results are still trickling in from across the 275 Constituencies.

However, the EC Chair, Charlotte Osei, says the Commission will not be compelled to declare results of the Wednesday elections when the laid down procedures have not been exhausted.

According to NPP's Director of IT, Joe Anokye, the collation was a methodology set up by the party for calculating results of this year's election.

Addressing how the figures were acquired, Mr Anokye revealed that the 28992 party agents in various constituencies across the country sent pictures of pink sheet results after the ballots have been counted to help in adding up the figures. 

The results generated so far showed that the flagbearer of the party, Akufo-Addo was leading by 53.51% as against President Mahama's 44.93%.

<![CDATA[49% voter turnout disappointing – EC]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:33:52 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/49-voter-turnout-disappointing-ec.html Source: 3news. com - The Electoral Commission (EC) has expressed utter shock and disappointment at the voter turnout in this year’s general elections.

According to the Chairperson of the commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, the voter turnout is 49% based on collated results from 210 constituencies out of 275.
A total of about 15,712,499 eligible voters were expected to participate in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The 49% voter turnout is the lowest since Ghana returned to multi-party democracy when its first election was held in 1992.

“We are pretty disappointed at the turnout so far, based on the collated results from 210 constituencies.

The provisional turnout for the election is about 49%. This is way below our history in elections,” Mrs. Charlotte Osei said in a short press briefing.

<![CDATA[The final results must have integrity – Nduom to EC]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:30:35 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/the-final-results-must-have-integrity-nduom-to-ec.html Source: ghanaonetv. com - The flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has called on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to ensure the final results of the 2016 elections “must have integrity and must be based on the real votes cast by the people.”
Doctor Nduom who was one of the competitors in Wednesday’s polls has conceded defeat to New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after recording discouraging figures at most polling stations.

He said in a Facebook post early Thursday morning “the wind of change has blown in [Nana Addo’s] favor.”

In a recent post however, the Edwumewra called on the Electoral Commission to preserve Ghana’s peace by seeing to it that “the will of the people must prevail”.

Read his full comment below


I know for sure that I am not the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. Mrs. Charlotte Osei will tell the nation, and I hope soon and very soon, the confirmed results from yesterday’s elections. If the Commission points to Nana Akufo-Addo, I will congratulate him. If the Commission points to John Dramani Mahama, I will congratulate him. If the Comission points to a runoff, it will be done and I will congratulate the winner.

But the final results must have integrity and must be based on the real votes cast by the people. The will of the people must prevail and that is the only path to peace and development.

<![CDATA[Security personnel disperse crowd with gun shots]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:26:59 GMThttp://ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com/1/post/2016/12/security-personnel-disperse-crowd-with-gun-shots.html Source: GNA - Security personnel in Bawku Thursday morning fired warning shots to disperse a large crowd of youth thronging the Bawku Community Centre to find out why the collation of Presidential and Parliamentary results was delaying.
The previously defiant crowd dispersed following the incident, which occurred at about 0845 hours at the Divisional Police Command near the collation centre.

They had previously defied the verbal warnings retreat.

The NPP agents are rejecting the addition of ballot boxes left unaccompanied in a bus that was used to cart materials to the polling stations and back to the centre.

This has resulted in tension in the area.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Bawku, Mr Bukari Issaku, who is the Chairman of the Municipal Security Committee, told the Ghana News Agency, (GNA) that there was no cause for alarm because the gunshots were only used to disperse the crowd.

He expressed worry at the slow nature of collation by the Officers and said the delay in declaring the results was creating suspicion and thereby attracting the youth to the Centre.

Mr. Issaku urged the officers collating the results to speed up the exercise and make the declaration to avoid unnecessary tension.