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Declare results – Nduom charges EC

One of the seven presidential candidates that contested the December 7 election wants the Electoral Commission (EC) to hasten with the declaration of final results. Papa Kwesi Nduom, who contested on the ticket of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), says the tension that is building in the country due to the EC’s decision to hold on to the final results ...

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Chief Imam calls for calm ahead of EC declaration

Chief Imam Dr Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has asked Ghanaians to patiently wait for the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) for official results of the 2016 elections. He said the claims and counter-claims of victory by the two major political parties must stop. Speaking to TV3 through an interpreter on Friday, Sheikh Shaributu said the only body the constitution has mandated ...

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Losers must quickly concede defeat – Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has urged losers in Ghana’s elections to quickly concede defeat in order to reduce tension in the West African country. Mr. Annan in a post on his facebook page commended the Electoral Commission for conducting a “smooth election worthy of democratic tradition”. He however called on candidates and party supporters to remain calm until ...

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Defeated Minister cries of over voting

The defeated parliamentary candidate for Obuasi West constituency Alexander John Ackon is complaining that there have been incidents of over voting in the constituency. The Ashanti regional Minister was defeated by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Kwaku Agyeman Kwarteng. He bemoaned attempts by the leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region ...

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Akufo-Addo wins Jaman North

Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emerged winner of the polls in the Jaman North Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region. The elections in that constituency were postponed by 24 hours after political party agents – the National Democratic Congress’ in particular – raised concerns with the voter register. An emergency meeting between ...

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Akufo-Addo showed maturity in presser – Bawa-Mogtari

Deputy Minister of Transport Joyce Bawa-Mogtari has lauded the flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, for exhibiting “maturity” by calling on his supporters to remain calm as they anxiously wait on the Electoral Commission (EC) to declare the final results of the December 7 election. Many agitated supporters of the NPP have put pressure on ...

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I got it wrong, I’m not God – Ben Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has admitted he got it wrong by predicting victory for President John Mahama and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in this year’s elections. “You see, I take pride in the work I do and I thank Ghanaians for equaling my opinion polls to the word of God. I’m not God. If I’ve done five polls and ...

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Exercise restraint, Police Administration urges public

The Police Administration has called on the public, political parties and party sympathisers to exercise maximum restraint as the Electoral Commission goes through the laid-down process of declaring the results. Addressing a press conference in Accra, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the Director General of Operations, Ghana Police Service, said there seemed to be rising tension in the ...

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Election 2016: It’s Akufo-Addo – EIB projection

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo is in a pole position to be Ghana’s next president, according to results gathered by EIB’s Election Hub. The 72-year-old has so far garnered 4,612,870 votes representing 54.13% from 214 out of the 275 constituencies. Incumbent John Mahama is likely to go down in history as the first sitting president ...

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Let’s give EC more time – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on all members of his party and Ghanaians in general to give ample time to the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable them do their work without blemish. According to him, the party is in pole position to win the elections given the results that have trickled ...

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