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NDC Picks Flagbearer In February 2023 | Politics

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has unveiled a roadmap for the conduct of its internal elections ahead of the 2024 general election, kicking things off on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 with branch executive elections.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NDC, which took the decision at its meeting held on Monday, said the internal primary process will wrap up eight months later in February 2023 when the party will choose a flagbearer to lead it in the national elections.

Per the provisional timetable released by the party, the NDC said the branch executive elections would start on June 15, 2022 and end in July, adding that the results will be collated to build data for the constituency executive elections to be held in September 2022.

The constituency elections will be followed by the regional executive elections in October 2022 and the election of the national executive officers in November 2022.

The cusp of the primary process will be the flagbearership contest which is scheduled to take place in February 2023, and the NDC is poised to confirm a history-making pick to the position, with ex-President John Dramani Mahama tipped to win.

Even though anxiety punctuated by political legacy concerns combined with exhaustion of new ideas, the popularity has tilted the NDC political environment in favour of Mr. Mahama, who also has electoral history on his side.

There is also a unique dynamic to this contest, with former President Mahama eyeing a potential return to the Jubilee House and looking to lay the groundwork by leading criticism against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Akufo-Addo.

The NDC is currently split on Mahama faction and Mills faction [now led by Dr. Kwabena Duffuor], and with its national officers serving as a tiebreaker, the internal primaries are expected to come down to a two-horse competitive race at all levels.

Reports said all newly created branches of the NDC will have new branch executives, and that only members of a branch who registered by the end of 2018 can contest, but all members with their names on the branch register can vote.

Source: Daily Guide

 

 

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EC Begins Inspection Of Political Party Offices | Politics

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun inspecting all registered political party offices across the country to ensure that they operate in line with the Political Parties Law.

This forms part of the mandates of the Commission as enshrined in the Political Parties Act 2000 (Act 574) to inspect political party offices and monitor their activities.

“The Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574) mandates political parties to have offices at the national, regional levels and at least in two-thirds of the districts in the country,” the EC stressed.

In a letter addressed to the political parties, the Commission reiterated that it wanted to see “if the political parties are functioning and if they meet the requirements by Act 574, including having functioning offices, filing of their accounts at the EC and whether their offices are owned by them or rented.

 

 

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‘Nana Kafra, We Made An Irreversible Mistake’ – Manasseh Tackles Akufo-Addo | Politics

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Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, has said, the majority of Ghanaians made a mistake in 2016 and 2020 when they voted for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana.

He pleaded with the President to have pity on Ghanaians until he leaves office in 2025.

“Nana, kafra. We made an irreversible mistake. Have pity on us until January 7, 2025,” he wrote on his official Facebook timeline.

Manasseh’s frustrations comes after reports suggesting that the Government has gazetted an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to approve the redesignation, sale or development of Achimota Forest.

In an earlier post on his Facebook timeline, the journalist asked, “How have we wronged you, Akufo-Addo? You gave Atewa to the Chinese, and now you want to desecrate Achimota?”

A document from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resource, making reference to an Executive Instrument, stated that the Achimota Forest Reserve is to no longer be regarded as 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 purported E.I. read.

Meanwhile, Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister, Lands and Natural Resources, has dismissed reports suggesting that the Government has gazetted an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to approve the redesignation, sale or development of Achimota Forest.

“Achimota Forest has not been sold, it has not been compromised, it will not be sold, it remains as it is. We will continue to reforest the Achimota Forest and God willing, we intend to develop the Achimota Forest into a true forest reserve, which will serve Accra and the people of Ghana,” Jinapor said at a press conference in Accra.

 

 

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29 File To Contest NPP Regional Executive Positions | Politics

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A total of twenty-nine (29) persons filed their nomination to contest the Eastern regional Executives’ position of the ruling New Patriotic Party by the close of nomination on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

The aspirants will be vetted Wednesday and Thursday, for balloting ahead of the election scheduled for next week.

Two persons, Jeffrey Konadu Addo, incumbent Regional Secretary, and Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang, New Juaben North Constituency Chairman is contesting the Regional Chairmanship position.

Francis Obeng and Richard Koranteng Twum also filed for the 1st Vice Chairmanship position.

Six persons Ebenezer Lawrence Ayisi, Michael Oteng Adu, Frank Appiah, Nana Oteng Akuffo Akoto, Hormenu Kofi Walter, and Paul Amaning filed to contest the Regional Second Vice Chairman position.

The Regional Secretary position is being contested by Anthony Osei Adjei, the Eastern Regional Director of the National Communication Authority (NCA), and Buckman Akuffo, a Lecturer at Koforidua Technical Institute.

Nana Sefa Edmund Papin (incumbent), Felix Osafo Marfo, and Robert Osei Danso Ofori Attah also filed to contest the Assistant Secretary position.

The incumbent Regional treasurer Kumi Larbi Benjamin is being challenged by Opoku Peterson Dacosta.

The Regional Organizer position saw three persons -Jerry Osei Opoku, the incumbent Youth Organizer, Opoku Acheampong George, and Ahmed Yusif Yonah file to contest.

The incumbent Regional Women’s Organizer Fati Vondolie is being challenged by Mercy Ano Darkoh, Headmistress of Mount Sinai SHS.

The regional youth organizer position is keenly being contested by six aspirants -Adamu Musah Raha, Wuttoh Agoku Asante Isaac, Alfred Believe Awatsi, Aaron Donkor, Nana Afari Kwagyire Aggrey, and Baffuor Agyemang Sarkodie

Hussein Mohammed Fadilu is the only aspirant who filed for the Regional Nasara Coordinator position.

Addressing the media, Kwame Appiah Kodua, who was in charge of the filing process said all the aspirants will be vetted on Wednesday and Thursday and when cleared, balloting will be done ahead of the election scheduled for next week.

The Eastern Regional Chairmanship position is keenly being contested by Jeffery Konadu and Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang who were recently re-elected for the fourth time as New Juaben North Constituency Chairman.

Information gathered indicates that Jeff Konadu refused to yield to pressure from the presidency to step down on basis that he is from Kwahu given that the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, Eastern regional representative of Council of state Paa Kofi Ansong, and the IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare are all from Kwahu, hence not a prudent decision for him to become Regional Chairman.

Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang, cousin of Hackman Owusu Agyemang founding member of NPP however told the media after filing the nomination form allegations that he is being pushed by some bigwigs in the party and the Presidency to contest the position are immaterial because he is a competent and experienced politician to be Regional chairman.

“First of all, is the party that begets the government. Am I not part of the government? I have been a communicator for this party for the last 8 years so the one saying that some bigwigs are behind let me ask them, those supporters following them are they not party members, are they not bigwigs. In the region, everybody knows I am the most senior chairman. I have been constituency chairman for four terms that are 16 years .so let the candidate bring his record it is not a matter of some bigwigs supporting,” he said.

Source: starrfm

 

 

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