Posts tagged "Elections"

0 comments Jan 222013

Written by Kwesi Baffoe Entsiful, Esq. Baffoe Entsiful, is a practising lawyer in Ghana.

The ongoing election legal tussle over the December 2012 general election between Nana Akuffo-Addo & 2 Others v.  John Dramani Mahama and Electoral Commission have all the potentials of being the biggest constitutional law case in Ghana probably dethroning the celebrated cases of …

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0 comments Jan 182013

Written by H. Kwesi Prempeh.

As with most things in Ghana in these democratic times, reaction to the decision of the NPP to contest the result and other aspects of the December 2012 elections in court is split along party lines: most NDC loyalists and sympathisers find the decision objectionable and unnecessary, while NPP loyalists and …

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0 comments Jan 162013

Written by Roxanne Scott

Supreme Court of Ghana

In response to the New Patriotic Party’s petition that is contesting the declaration of President Mahama as winner of the 2012 presidential elections, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) filed a motion for joinder.

The NDC has filed the joinder on the basis that it was an interested party in …

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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 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

Report by Jerome Kuseh, for Ghana Decides

Supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) all over the country have taken to the streets to celebrate the victory of their presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, in the 2012 general elections.

NDC faithful took to the streets clad in party colours with shouts of “e dey beee …

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0 comments Dec 092012

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Domestic Observers (CODEO) states that parliamentary and presidential elections were conducted largely in accordance with Ghana’s  electoral laws.

CODEO received reports from 99 percent of its observers, constituency supervisors and regional coordinators.

The organisation reports that there were relatively few problems found at polling sites, which consisted of the opening …

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0 comments Dec 092012

Report by Jerome Kuseh, for Ghana Decides

Rev. Prof. Asante

The Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, has dispelled allegations by some sections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that some equipment in a private residence in Dzorwulu was been used by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to manipulate figures coming …

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0 comments Dec 092012

By Abu Mubarik, for Ghana Decides

 

 

 

 

 

 

It been 48 hours since Ghanaians went to the polls. Certified and released parliamentary results reveal that some incumbent Members of Parliament have lost their seats to new entries.

They are as follows:

NANDOM
Old MP: AMBROSE DERRY, New MP: DR. BENJAMIN KUMBOUR

AKWATIA
Old MP: DR. KOFI ASARE, New MP: BAABA JAMAL

KETU SOUTH
Old MP: …

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