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Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party, has indicated that a by-election will look good in April.

In a post on his verified Twitter timeline, Gabby Otchere-Darko wrote, “April is looking good for a by-election.”

It is unclear whether his comments are linked to a Cape Coast court’s decision to strike out the appeal by embattled Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson, for non-compliance with court procedures.

Quayson filed an appeal challenging a High Court ruling that declared fresh elections to be held in his constituency and ordered him not to hold himself out as MP for the area.

Delivering her judgement on Tuesday, the presiding judge, Irene Charity Larbi, stated that the embattled MP failed to comply with the court’s directives to submit his written submission within a stipulated time.

The judge further ordered that all applications before the panel in relation to the Assin North MP have to be struck out.

The written submission within the stipulated period is allowed under the Court of Appeal Rules, 1997 (C.I. 19).

The written submission was to state the reasons for the appeal against the High Court ruling.

Per Rule 20 (1) of C.I. 19, an appellant before the Court of Appeal shall within three weeks of filing a notice of appeal, file written submissions.

According to Rule 20 (2), “Where the appellant does not file the written submissions of his case in accordance with sub-rule (1), the appeal shall be considered to have been struck out and the Registrar shall inform the parties accordingly.”

Background

James Gyakye Quayson polled 17,498 votes against 14,793 by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Abena Durowaa Mensah in the December 7, 2020, parliamentary election.

On December 30, 2020, a resident of Assin North, Mr Ankomah-Nimfah, filed a parliamentary election petition at the Cape Coast High Court challenging the eligibility of Mr Quayson to be an MP.

On July 28, 2021, following that petition by Mr Ankomah-Nimfah, the Cape Coast High Court declared Quayson’s election as void, on the basis that he owed allegiance to another country other than Ghana, contrary to Article 94(2) of the 1992 Constitution.

It was the considered view of the court that as of the time Mr Quayson filed to contest the MP position, he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship and, therefore, he was not qualified to become a legislator.

The court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered the EC to organise a new election in the constituency.

Quayson then filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the judgment of the Cape Coast High Court.

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#2gether2rescue: What Did Ghanaians Do Wrong To Be Treated This Way? Chief Biney Asks Akufo-Addo | Politics

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Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney, has said President Akufo-Addo has disappointed and failed Ghanaians massively.

He posted on his facebook wall Wednesday morning.

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“It’s clear and evident that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disappointed and failed Ghanaians massively. He promised heaven and now we are all in this HELL together. Now you’re saying you want to break the 8?? What did Ghanaians do wrong to be treated this way?”

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Archibald Cobbinah Picks Nomination Forms To Contest NPP Greater Accra Regional Elections | Politics

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Archibald Cobbina, a Greater Accra Regional Chairman hopeful of the New Patriotic Party, has picked his nomination forms to contest the incumbent, Mr. Devine Agboho.

Accompanied by scores of excited supporters clad in party paraphernalia embossed with his image, Mr. Archibald Cobinnah arrived at the NPP Regional Office at Dzowulu in Accra, picked his nomination forms and later addressed the supporters.

He pledged to build an election winning machinery in Greater Accra which will aid the party to win back the lost constituency seat in the 2024 elections.

He called on delegates to vote massively for him as he had undoubtedly become a unifying force in the party.

“My track record is there for all to see…I am selfless, hard working, dedicated and all these qualities are needed right now for the overall success of the party”, he said.

To him, his vision for the party is to bring unity between the rank and file of the NPP in the region.

He also promised to promote and maintain healthy working relationships at all levels of authorities within the party to help members give out their best for the party. 

Having worked closely with the rank and file of the party for a very long time, he believes he is the right and competent person for the job.

Mr. Cobbinah promised to work effortlessly to empower the grassroots when given the mandate.

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Your ‘Propaganda Masturbation’ Demystified – Baako Mocks Achimota Forest Rumormongers | Politics

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Seasoned journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has responded to speculations that the Achimota Forest has been sold.

The rumored sale of the forest reserve sparked agitations on social media with people blasting the government.

The public outcry was premised on an Executive Instrument (E.I) that circulated online reading that the land ceases to be a forest reserve.

“An Executive Instrument (E.I.) 144 gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor indicates that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve.”

“The President’s action was in accordance with Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) which gives him the authority to declare that particular land is no longer required as a forest reserve,” portions of the E.I stated.

Addressing the issue during Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” show Wednesday morning, Kweku Baako described the speculations as a “propaganda masturbation”.

He noted that the E.I that surfaced on social media was done for mischief purposes explaining that those who leaked it only showed the front page and strategically ignored the inside pages that would make the public know the truth.

He also wondered why the rumormongers didn’t also showcase E.I 154 which proves the forest is not sold.

“With E.I 144, it was very simple. If it’s not for mischief purposes, there is no way you will be alarmed…The worst part is the exclusion of the E.I I54 from the narrative. That too was deliberate because when you peruse the 154, you will find out that [oh, hold on here] Achimota Forest as it is clearly is being preserved and protected”, he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

Assessing the speculations, he concluded that “those are distortions, misrepresentations” and lauded the Lands and Natural Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor for setting the record straight in a statement where he emphasized that “Government has and will never sell Achimota Forest” and assured the general public that “no development can take place without the express approval of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, taking into consideration the ecological integrity of the Forest”.

“So, this matter is demystified. The propaganda masturbation was curtailed and curtailed quickly”, Kweku Baako accentuated.

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