In line with its established historical and traditional role
of providing unblemished information to the public and other stakeholders on
voting day, the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has, two days to
the poll, provided 'pep-up education’ on personal safety, comportment and how
to cover the elections, to its team of reporters and other field personnel.
As the nation edges towards the general election on Friday,
parliamentary candidates in Tamale, particularly those vying for the Sagnarigu
seat, are doubling their efforts to either consolidate or brighten up their
chances of winning the polls.
About 3000 eligible voters in the Kasena
Nankana East District of the Upper East Region whose biometric registration by
the Electoral Commission (EC) ended Tuesday cannot vote in the general election on
Friday December 7.
President John Dramani Mahama has urged National Democratic
Congress (NDC) supporters and sympathisers to come out in their numbers on
Friday, December 7, 2012, to vote for the NDC to ensure a one-touch victory for
The Atiwa Constituency, which has now been divided into
two—Atiwa West and Atiwa East—has since 1996 been one of the strongholds of the
New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Eastern Region, having held sway in the area
since that period.
The level of tolerance and accommodation of views exhibited
by parliamentary candidates and the audience at a political platform mounted in
the Agotime-Ziope Constituency in the Volta Region is a great sign of the
growth and consolidation of democracy in the country.
The Conventions People’s Party (CPP) Parliamentary Candidate
for the Okaikoi South Constituency, Ms Harriet Anita Abaidoo, has promised to
use all her skills and strength to work for the general upliftment of the lives
of people in the constituency when voted for in the Friday polls.
The Electoral Commission ( EC) has reiterated the need for
political parties contesting the December 7, 2012 general elections to select only selfless, honest, dedicated and committed agents to represent
them at all the polling station across the country.
Former President J.A. Kufuor has accused the National
Democratic Congress (NDC) of resorting to vote buying ahead of the December 7
elections, but assured the party that the conscience of Ghanaians is not for
The Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party
(PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, last Sunday rallied the support of the electorate
in parts of the Central Region and urged them to vote massively for the PPP in
Friday’s polls for job creation and development.
The Electoral Commission (EC) Monday began registration
of eligible voters at eight polling stations in the Navrongo Central
Constituency who did not take part in the biometric voters registration
exercise earlier this year as a result of disagreement over the naming of the area.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamantary Candidate for
the Tema Central constituency, Mr Kofi Brako, aka KB, has predicted a landslide
victory for himself and Nana Akufo-Addo in the forthcoming general election.
The Independent Presidential Candidate for Election 2012, Mr
Jacob Osei Yeboah, has challenged winners of Friday’s elections to celebrate
with losers because they all have a role to play in national development.
All activities came to a halt on the Nima-Mamobi Highway Sunday, as members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) went on a peaceful march on the Nima Highway in their final keep fit campaign for support in the upcoming elections.
was a near disaster at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) regional rally in
Kumasi Sunday when the about seven feet high dais on which the
presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was delivering his
address caved in.
A cross section of Ghanaians have lauded the Kumasi Peace pact signed by flag bearers of the political parties contesting the general elections but contend that the signatories need to hold their followers in check.
Police investigators have questioned the Member of
Parliament (MP) for Manhyia, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, over the disturbances in the Manhyia constituency
in Kumasi Thursday night in which two persons were wounded, one seriously.
The National Democratic Party (NDP)has lost its bid to seek a court order to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to include the name of its flag bearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, on the ballot paper of presidential candidates for next Friday’s polls.
The Ghana Police Service has set up a special desk to handle
all concerns that would be raised by political parties before, during and after
the December 7, 2012 parliamentary and presidential elections.