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NPP Mourns; Former National Chairman Harona Esseku Dead

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Mr Harona Esseku, a former National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is reported dead.

A statement from his family noted that he died on Wednesday, August 3 at age 88.
According to the statement, “burial and funeral arrangements will be announced later.”
In 1992 the late Esseku was a founding member of the NPP who became chairman of the Party from 2001 to 2005.

In the Second Republic, at age 35, the late Esseku became the youngest Cabinet Minister for Transport and Communications in the Busia government, a ministry which by 2008 had been split into four Cabinet Ministries namely; Transport, Communications, Civil Aviation and Railways and Harbours.

His political career started in 1968 when he was elected by the Awutus, Effutus, Gomoas and Agonas to represent them in the constituent assembly during the drafting of the constitution of the second republic.

When the Progress Party was founded in 1969, Esseku was one of the members.
In the elections that took place on 29 August that year, Esseku was returned as a member of parliament for the Awutu-Effutu-Senya Constituency.

At the onset of the third republic, he became a founding member of the Popular Front Party (PFP) and later a member of the steering committee of the party.

He was a beneficiary of the member of the Order of the Star of Ghana award, conferred on him by the then President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2007.

He was married to Janet Esseku, a Ghanaian broadcaster who worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
He was a Christian.

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“We Should Attract The Best Ghanaians From All Over” – Joe Ghartey Tells NPP UK Executives | Politics

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Presidential Candidate Aspirant of the NPP, Hon Joe Ghartey, has met the Branch Executives of the New Patriotic Party in the United Kingdom.

The meeting, which was held on 3rd August 2022, discussed a wide range of issues. The executives asked for a briefing on the railway sector. Joe Ghartey gave a detailed briefing of where the sector was currently.

He noted that one of his joys was the establishment of a tertiary institution to train manpower in railways and infrastructure development.

On the diaspora, Joe Ghartey noted that just as Ghana was recruiting the best to represent it in the World Cup so should we recruit the best Ghanaians everywhere for all sectors.

Asked whether he would contest the Presidential Primaries, he said he would and would come back at the appropriate time to outline his vision for Ghana.

The meeting was Chaired by the Branch Chairmam, Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong (Chairman Wofa K).

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Nana Addo denies backing presidential candidate for Nigeria elections

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In a Twitter post, the President said the letter was completely false and mischievous.

He said, “My attention has been drawn to a disturbing post making the rounds on social media, where it is alleged I have written to the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to ‘give Peter Obi a chance and seek treatment for his health’.

This is completely false and mischievous, with no iota of truth whatsoever in it.

I have written no such letter to the APC leader, and it will not occur to me to do so. Ghana and Nigeria boast of decades of cordial, strong, and brotherly relations, and I am not going to be the one to interfere in the internal affairs and politics of Nigeria,” Nana Addo added.

With dates for the 2023 Nigeria general elections now set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – the presidential and National Assembly poll is set for February 25, governorship and other subnational elections are scheduled for March 11, 2023, and the countdown is underway for what will be the seventh consecutive elections since the return to democracy in 1999.

The INEC had earlier announced that only 18 political parties would take part in the 2023 general elections.



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Presidential Elections: Akufo-Addo Denies Backing Any Candidate In Nigeria | Politics

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as “fake”, media reports suggesting he was interfering in the upcoming Nigerian presidential elections.

He said: “I have written no such letter to the APC leader, and it will not occur to me to do so. Ghana and Nigeria boast of decades of cordial, strong and brotherly relations, and I am not going to be the one to interfere in the internal affairs and politics of Nigeria”.

In a tweet he wrote:

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