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.
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), has
urged the Electoral Commission to take extra care to provide adequate
protection from the weather and any other conditions that will cause the
breakdown of the verification equipment during the December 7, 2012 general
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress
(NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketsia, has called on the electorate to vote against
all the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidates contesting for the
new 45 constituencies.
The 2012 Running Mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr
Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that politicians who resort to the politics of
divisiveness, ethnicity and sectionalism are those that have lost touch with
the problems of the Ghanaian and those that have lost the argument concerning
how to make life decent for the ordinary Ghanaian whether in the North, South,
West or East.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference has called on the
leadership of all political parties to exhibit a high sense of statesmanship to
accept the outcome of the December 7, 2012 polls as declared by the Electoral
Three institutions Tuesday brought together all the
presidential candidates contesting the December 7 elections to reassure
Ghanaians that they and their supporters would not undermine the peace and
stability of the country.
Ghana’s quest for peaceful elections on December 7, 2012
received a boost Tuesday when the eight presidential candidates appended their
signatures to a novelty and historic electoral pact committing them to avoid
all manner of acts, including impunity, injustice and violence, that could
throw the country into confusion.
Two former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum
Kufuor, have stated that the mere signing of a peace covenant by the
presidential candidates contesting the December 7 elections was not the panacea
to ensure peaceful elections.
With barely two weeks to the crunch 2012 general elections
in the country, the only independent candidate in the race, Mr Jacob Osei
Yeboah, has finally outdoored his running-mate, Mr Kelvin Nii Takie, 41, who
hails from NII Teiko Tsuru We, of the Akropong Royal House.
The 2012 Presidential Campaign team of the Progressive
Peoples Party (PPP) arrived at Juaso in the Ashanti Akim North Constituency at
about 4pm on Thursday to begin a six -day round-the-clock attack on some swing
and strongholds of the two main opposition parties.
Former Lesotho Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili
Commonwealth will lead a I3-member delegation from the Commonwealth Observer
Group to observe the December 7, 20I2 presidential and parliamentary elections,
the Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh
Sharma has announced.
The National Election Task Force [NESTF], the body
established to see to the planning of security for the 2012 general election
has assured Ghanaians of their readiness to effectively and peacefully police
the upcoming elections.
God will offer the needed change on December 7, and end the
hardship brought unto the people of Ghana by the National Democratic
Congress(NDC), Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has
The National Youth Organiser of the People’s National
Convention (PNC) on Sunday stood on a New Patriotic Party (NPP) regional rally
platform in Mankesim and urged the youth of Ghana to work and vote for Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP presidential candidate.
Four out of the six parliamentary candidates contesting the
Sunyani East constituency seat in the Brong Ahafo Region in the December 7,
2012 general elections have pledged to work towards peace in the run-up to,
during and after the elections.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that its failure
to register some prospective voters in the Navrongo Central Constituency stems
from the fact that a court injunction restrained it from doing so.