Posts tagged "Election 2012"

0 comments Feb 072013

The writer, Efo Alonte Hunter, is a Geneticist and a Career Ghanaian. In this last post in his series, he rounds up on what has been a great election season in Ghana.

When we were kids, anytime we played football and you scored against the team in which the owner of the ball was part of …

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0 comments Jan 222013

Ghana Decides Desk Report.

The Supreme Court of Ghana granted the National Democratic Congress (NDC)  Joinder application seeking to join the election petition filed by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) by a 6 to 3 majority decision.

The nine-member panel, which was presided over by Justice William Atuguba, heard arguments by both sides last week.

Justices Julius …

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0 comments Jan 102013

Report by Jerome Kuseh, for Ghana Decides

In the first hearing of the much awaited application by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join a suit filed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the Electoral Commission (EC) and President John Mahama, the Supreme Court has adjourned hearing due to a protest by the NPP against …

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0 comments Dec 142012

In September, Ghana Decides published an article on the hierarchy of Ghana’s court with relation to electoral disputes. Given the current post electoral situation, we republish the post here.

 

The Legal Resources Centre has published a picture displaying the various courts that deal with electoral disputes in Ghana. The effort is an attempt by the organisation to educate …

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2 comments Dec 142012

Report by Roxanne Scott, for Ghana Decides

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, deployed an ECOWAS Observation Mission (EOM) to monitor the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana on 7 December.  EOM, made up of 250 observers, was led by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

EOM began arriving in Ghana on 28 November. The …

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0 comments Dec 142012

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers has called on all political stakeholders to maintain the peace and security in the country. The election observation body called on all aggrieved parties to seek redress in the law courts and advised leaders to desist from making statements that may lead supporters to disturb the peace in the …

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0 comments Dec 112012

The largest opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has challenged the results of the 2012 Presidential election, accusing the Electoral Commission of Ghana of colluding with the incumbent, National Democratic Congress (NDC) to steal votes.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, has denied the allegations saying the the NPP …

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0 comments Dec 112012

I was watching TV the night before the Elections – that was about 11:30pm – and they were showing people in Accra queued up. Wow! The Elections was at least 8hours away. For a people who are perceived for lateness, people were certainly taking the Election very seriously. One guy who was interviewed pointed at …

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87 comments Dec 112012

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is a writer and the author of Powder Necklace

On Friday December 7th, Ghana held its Presidential and Parliamentary elections with voting extended into Saturday due to technical glitches with new biometric voting machines that required voters to ID themselves by their fingerprints. This was the sixth election held since the military regime of Flight …

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0 comments Dec 112012

Vote counting is a major feature in Ghana’s elections.

The writer, Nii K Bentsi-Enchill, is Editor of GhanaNsem, website on development and culture.

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2. NDC won my scientific campaign song/video competition — one excellent one with a charming girl holding down the main vocals in front of maybe 50 dancing schoolchildren and a …

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