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NPP, NDC clash in Volta Region

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The two political parties will be holding press conferences in the region

The Volta region will today, Monday, June 28, 2020, become the political battleground for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The two political parties will be holding press conferences in the region to address issues relating to recent developments in the region.

Whereas the NDC will be holding their press conference in Aflao in the Ketu South District, the NPP will be holding their press conference in Ho, the regional capital.

The Volta Region has in recent times been trending on many news and social media platforms following the increased security presence along the borders of the country, including Volta Region which lies on Ghana’s eastern boundary with neighbouring Togo.

The opposition NDC party at a press conference in Ho last week made a lopsided assessment of the NPP government and incited residents of the region against alleged destabilisation attempts by the government.

The Volta NDC Regional Communications Officer, Kafui Agbleze scored the NPP government 17 per cent as far as fulfilling their promises to the Volta region was concerned. While the Regional Chairman, Henry Ametefe made various wild allegations and divisive comments against the ruling NPP government.

He also made some tribal comments and incited residents against other tribes of the country, particularly the Akyems.

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa in reacting to the issues pleaded forgiveness for the Volta NDC Chairman, Henry Ametefe over his tribal, inciteful and divisive comments.

He assured all that there was peace in the region and that war drums beaten by his friend from the other side was unfortunate and needless.

Meanwhile, K.T. Hammond the MP for Adansi Asokwa in the Ashanti region made some comments about Togolese interfering in the elections of Ghana. He said the close relationship between Voltarians living along the Ghana-Togo border and citizens of Togo made it easy for some non-Ghanaians to participate in Ghana’s elections. Hence, the deployment of additional security along Ghana’s borders.

These comments have received a lot of backlash from residents of the Volta Region who have through various platforms expressed their displeasure.

It is therefore not surprising that the NDC in its fifth edition of weekly press briefing will be addressing the nation from Aflao in Ketu South of the Volta Region. The press briefing which is being organised by the NDC Communications Bureau will be on the Topic; The 2020 Voter Registration exercise. It expected to have all 15 NDC MPs from the region present.

Although NPP has not stated what their press conference will tackle, DGN Online suspects it will address the allegations and issues raised by the NDC in the last press conference in Ho. The news conference which will be addressed by the Volta NPP Chairman, Makafui Woanya, may also try and pre-empt the issues to be addressed in the press briefing of the NDC which will come up later in the day.

–DGN

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Akufo-Addo working hard to rig election 2020 – A Plus alleges

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Social Commentator, Kwame Obeng Asare known widely as Kwame A Plus says the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is aware he does not deserve a second term.

The former member of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) backed this with a video of the then Candidate Akufo-Addo speaking on the need to vote any government out if it does not perform to the expectation of the people who voted them into power.

A Plus indicated that the President has been the opposite of whatever promise he made to the Ghanaian populace prior to 2016 elections and therefore needed to be voted out of power.

“This man right here promised to reduce ministers. He increased it. This man promised not to run a family and friends government, today it is worse. This man promised a stronger cedi. Today the cedi is worse than it was. This man promised to fight corruption by using Anas’ strategy. Today he is fighting Anas. This man promised to protect the public purse. Today he is fighting the Auditor-General and everybody who is protecting our money so that his people like Osafo Marfo can have their way. This man used investigations by Manasseh Azure to conclude that the NDC was corrupt and rallied Ghanaians to vote them out. Today he is fighting the same Manasseh.”

He alleged that since the President is aware of the fact that he will lose the elections so he is working so hard to rig the election.

“He knows very well that he does not deserve a second term. And he knows the good people of Ghana will not vote for him twice After the dishonest, lies and failed promises so he is planning on how to rig the elections. That’s the only option left for him now.”

"No government has the automatic right to be elected twice. We should not give government the sense of the right to be…

Posted by A Plus on Monday, July 13, 2020

 

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“Ghana will become worse off if Mahama becomes President again” – Prof Stephen Adei

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As Ghana prepares for 2020 polls, a lot of people are saying that the major opposition party NDC led by John Mahama could floor the ruling Government NPP, led by Nana Addo.

However, Professor Stephen Adei who was the Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has said that voting for Mahama could make the situations in Ghana worse.

This isn’t the first time he’s making such a statement and he’s standing right on it again saying that Mahama is not competent enough and well equipped with the necessary qualities such as strategic thinking, amongst others to lead the country.

“The above argument leads to whether Mahama has the leadership qualities to lead Mahama/Naana duo to make a difference in Ghana in the one term in four years. In that regard, I stand by my assertion which I made 16th October 2016…it still holds; John Mahama today as he was then, does not have the full complement of leadership competencies to lead Ghana, be it on vision, strategic thinking, selecting or leading even a team B, curbing the menace of corruption or prosecuting a credible development agenda”, he told Joy SMS host Kojo Yankson, monitored by MyNewsGh.com

“Ghana will become the worse off if Mahama becomes president again.”, Prof. Adei said vehemently.

He added that “the NDC did Ghana a disservice by fielding him as a one-term presidential candidate, who can serve for only four years.”

Continuing, he said “even among the narrow confines of those who contested him were better candidates.”

Those who contested Mr Mahama during the NDC presidential primaries were Professor Joshua Alabi, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Sylvester Mensah, Dr Ekow Spio-Gabrah and Goosie Tanoh

“But Ghana’s politics does not always produce the best candidates but those who ‘moneycracy’ and propaganda favour”, said Professor Adei.

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John Mahama inaugurates NDC’s 2020 campaign team

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John Dramani Mahama has inaugurates the NDC’s 2020 campaign team.

2020 Presidential hopeful on the tickets of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has inaugurated his campaign team.

He announced it on his social media handles.

He said:

“2020 Campaign Team. It was exciting to see a team that is poised to deliver VICTORY in the 2020 election.

I thanked the National Executives of the NDC for their unanimous endorsement of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as my Running Mate.

I have for a very long time held the view that women must take their seat at the highest level of decision making.

Naana is a great person, distinguished, empathetic, principled and committed to promoting women and student causes.”

He remains confident he will win the 2020 General Elections.

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