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John Mahama

  • The office of former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has refuted claims that he diverted $13 million meant for the development of the Western Region from the E.O. Group.

    • The remark by Mr Mahama generated lots of discussions in Ghana with many condemning him for his failure to empathise with the plight of Ghanaians.

    A tweet by former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday has generated a discussion on social media with some commending the sense of humour of the former President.

    • "Is it the SADA that he left as a legacy for the North or it's the Guinea fowls that he left for Northerners" he rhetorically quizzed.

    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has fiercely challenged former President John Dramani Mahama to mention just one legacy he left for the North during his reign as President of the Republic from 2012-2016.

    • At the polling station. "it will be do or die". Clarifying that he was not referring to "All die be die", he reiterated that it will be "do or die. The right thing must be done."

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has stated that the National Democratic Congress will be very vigilant at the polling stations during the next general elections in 2024.


  • Dear Sir

    To everything, there is a time and season for it, so says the Good Bible. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to sow and a time to reap.

    In our body politics, a time to win and a time to lose.

    Ghana, our beloved country has been ruled by a crop of men who go by name "JOHN" in the past 24yrs. The trend seems never to end until Dec 7 2016 brought in a new leader who defied that tradition. We often joked with it, that if you are not named "John" then forget ever been president of Ghana.

     

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    John Dramani Mahama, you are the fourth John in succession to be president of Ghana. You took over from your late boss John Mills but as fate would have it, couldn't hold on to power for another term. Many had read lots of meanings into your defeat to three time flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo of the NPP.

    Sir, you came into the limelight of being a potential president when you successfully partnered President Mills to victory in the 2008 elections. As Vice president, you were only a step away from being president. You were the "lover boy" of Ghanaian politics. Both young and old liked and revered you. You were the Vice President going into another election to which many had predicted you would have lost. But again, as fate would have it, your boss died just 6mths to the election.

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    You immediately became the President and candidate on your own right going into an election. You were more or less the "orphan" child whose woes and sorrows every Ghanaian couldn't avoid empathizing with. You became the new "kid" loved by everyone. I for one wanted Pres Mills to lose the election but with the Prof's unfortunate demise, my love for you grew. I will defend you with the least resource I had. I will readily punch holes into the supposed "free SHS" policy by your rival Akufo-Addo. I will defend you by saying, accessibility as Mahama is saying is far better than free SHS. Mahama says he will build 200 new SHS and that was better. My love for you was too much and you ended up winning the 2012 election.

    Post 2012, what happened? You immediately became the exact opposite of what we all loved you for. And that is what has caused you the 2016 election you thought you would win with ease.

    I couldn't see myself campaigning for you to win the 2016 election because my conscience wouldn't allow me to do it.

    Your administration in retrospect

    - Sir, in my candid opinion you were an indecisive president. Your decisions were always questionable. You say one thing today, and say another tomorrow.

    - You were a man who couldn't keep his word. You made so many promises with the dumsor issue that you even promised never to promise again.

    - You appointed a lot of square pegs in round roles. People who knew next to nothing about the portfolios they occupied.

    - You tried to rely more on hungry youth as your appointees. People who only came on board to selfishly chop money and engage in propaganda.

    - You were too soft and almost behaved like Father Christmas with your appointees. It made me ask, is the president afraid of his appointees??

    - Most of your appointees were arrogant, disrespectful, full of themselves and very greedy.

    - You heard, you saw, you read about their attitudes and utterances but you played deaf with us.

    - It even got to a time, your ‘good self’ became very disrespectful to us with your utterances and I asked, is this JM, the great communicator? If you tell me not to criticize you because I have come nowhere near being president then why should you come to me and tell me to vote for you?

    - The nurse’s allowance. This is one area I was sooo sad with how you handled it. You were bold to tell students that "I won’t pay and if that will cost me the election, so be it" wow! Do you realise these are Ghanaians too? They have families who go through hell to pay their bills. Then came Aseidu Nketia with more fire. "He barked, we don’t need your votes"…

    - Then with barely two months to election you HYPOCRITICALLY decide to pay them meagre figures on table top. For what? Did you realise how insulting that was to our sisters and brothers in the Nursing Colleges?

    - The general unemployment situation in the country is alarming. But you have in some appointees the nerve to tell the youth they are "LAZY" and you saw nothing wrong with that.

    - NHIS is dying but you keep telling us it’s very robust. Yet the real thing on the ground is, NHIs doesn't even cover Vitamin C.

    - I was soo sad, because you are a fine gentleman. Having advocated for you in 2012, I was looking forward to a great governance from you. A Ghanaian just like me born in the present independent Ghana and not the Gold Coast.

    - Corruption was and will forever be an indelible print on your government. The signs were everywhere and everyone saw it but you. I won’t call you Corrupt, I honestly can’t call you that.

    But, Mr. President, you supervised over the most corrupt administration in the fourth republic.

    - SADA

    - GYEEDA

    -Bus Rebranding (needless)

    - Power badges contract

    - Contract prices as compared to others elsewhere

    - Needless Sole sourcing contracts

    - Guinea fowl rearing

    - AMERI

    - ISOFOTON

    - STX Korea

    - SUBAH

    - Brazil fiasco

    - AMAJORO COCOA SCANDAL

    - EMBRYA DEAL

    - FORD EXPEDITION

    - Masloc etc. etc. etc.

    You did nothing and your excuse of "I am not a dictator to just arrest people" was very unfortunate to say the least. You based all your success story on your remarkable infrastructure achievement. But Mr. President, by your own words, that was very MEDIOCRE.

    You surrounded yourself with a bunch of greedy babies with sharp teeth (BWST) who kept lying to you. They told you what you Wanted to hear and not what you Needed to hear.

    They kept singing your praise and even when they were criticized, they will respond with ballistic missiles.

    Sir, your people let you down but blame them not. Blame yourself because you had all the time and power to put them to check but you chose to ignore and even when you decided to act, you did so with kid gloves.

    It hurt me to see you lose this election. An election I thought you would have won had you paid attention at other areas too. I am Sad, very sad. I chose a youthful man in 2012, a man whom I thought would defy all the odds and get things done. A man who won’t tolerate "nonsense" but will see to it that the right thing gets done. A man, I thought I could associate with because I am a young person too. But you failed me and other many young Ghanaians.

    Sir, yes you did your best but the truth is, your best wasn’t good enough. I have heard rumors you are considering running again in 2020. I will be very glad if you don’t. For when you decide to run, you will meet fierce contest from within the NDC for the flag bearer slot. Ballistic attacks will be thrown at you from all angles and you won’t survive it. The damage it will do to your reputation will be massive. I will be glad if you don’t.

    I wish you well as you retire into private citizenship and a statesman.

    You did what you could and Ghana thanks you for your service...

    Yours truly

    Sad Advocate

    #theYoungestOldman

    Written By Nana Nyan Tetteh

  • The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would today meet with the three former presidents of Ghana to tap into their experience on governance.

    • Am I playing holier than thou? I concede that in Ghana, to be tagged ‘Government Official One’ — a synonym for corruption — will pull the hair out of anybody’s nostrils, especially two months to a crucial election.

    Four-letter words are unprintable, and it is for a reason: they are offensive to decent people in society.

  • The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, says he is in consultation with the party’s structures on his choice of a running mate.

    • Unlike Akufo Addo who was in his usual belligerent best when you were battling to prevent Ebola from entering Ghana, you are offering practical recommendations and solution to this government to lift us from the doldrums.

    Your Excellency,

    If there is any opposition Party across the globe that has conducted itself well and has stood out as a government in waiting, it is the NDC. You, the National Executives and all those working behind the scenes to put the party in this glittering light deserve commendation.

    • In separate answers to the petition filed at the Supreme Court Registry Saturday, Jan 9, 2021, the two respondents described the petition as one that lacks merit, incompetent and does not raise any reasonable cause of action.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Electoral Commission (EC) have given their responses to an election petition filed by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, challenging the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

    • His closest competitor, John Dramani Mahama from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) got 6,214,889 votes representing 47.366 per cent.

    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been given the mandate to govern Ghana for the next four years from January 7, 2021 to January 6, 2025.

    • He said the current situation called for an urgent strengthening of the public health management procedures, and provision of the needed resources and logistics for managing the pandemic.

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on heads of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to convene an emergency teleconference to coordinate a sub-region wide response to the COVID-19 disease.

    • He had also indicated that, if nothing substantial was done about the fees, he was not likely to run as a matter of principle and not because he could not pay.

    Elikplim L. Agbemava has opted out of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer race and thrown his weight behind the candidature of former President John Dramani Mahama.

  • Former President John Mahama says the lack of patriotism, love for the nation and self-centeredness is gradually creeping into the country.

    • Miss Farida Mahama, a daughter of former President John Mahama had marked her birthday on July 16, following which Hesse Ogyiri posted a photo of her on Facebook with an accompanying suggestive comment and invited further comments on the same.

    The Damsel Foundation is demanding the immediate dismissal from office of Nana Hesse Ogyiri, a presidential staffer after he posted what it deems a sexist and abusive comment.

  • Message On The State Of The Nation On The Dissolution Of The 7th Parliament By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Tuesday, 5th January 2020, At Parliament House, Accra

    • Unfortunately, this time round under this Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensah, a different system was adopted, one in which bulk regional results were provided without supportive pink sheet data by which agents could validate the accuracy of the result.

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen; Fellow Ghanaians; My Brothers and Sisters;

    • The year 2020 is an election year and the eyes of the world would continue to be fixed on us, as we go to the polls. We need to meet the high standards set ...

    Happy New Year to you all, my fellow countrymen and women.

    • It is my earnest prayer that at a time such as this, the public welfare will triumph over personal and partisan interest. Our leaders owe this nation not just prayers but a plan too. One that all of us can believe in, ....

    My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, thank you for joining us from your various locations this morning. Today marks the end of three days of fasting and prayer declared by our National Chairman last week.

    • After serious reflection , consultations, prayers, and encouragement of colleagues, friends, and family, I am happy to have accepted the nomination to be the running mate of the presidential candidate of the great National Democratic Congress. This is an ...

    My Boss, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Leader of the NDC and soon to be reinstated as President of the Republic,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you Chairman Ofosu Ampofo ;

    Comrade Asiedu Nketiah, the one and only General Mosquito — Thank you.

    My Brothers and Sisters,

  • Seven weeks after the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) election defeat, the National Organiser of the NDC, Mr Kofi Adams, believes many Ghanaians have already regretted not retaining ex-President John Mahama at the polls.

    • The journalist, Wilson Parker, has been embedded with the political campaign of the ex-president and was in the line of duty when the security officer allegedly assaulted him.

    The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has charged the Police to investigate the reported assault of a Joy News reporter by a security officer of ex-president John Mahama and ensure the prosecution of the perpetrator.

    • Mr Mahama’s comment comes on the back of a press conference by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who described the former President’s presentation of the violence to the diplomatic community as false and regrettable.

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has hit back at government following his meeting with the diplomatic community over the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
    According to him, “no amount of propaganda from government can erase the shame this country was subjected to on that ‘bloody Thursday’”.

  • Former President John Dramani Mahama has denied allegations that he is worth about $900 million. According to him, partisan newspapers in Ghana opposed to his administration had manufactured the story for political gain.

    • In effect, the Supreme Court said there is no reason to order a re-run, as one of the reliefs by Mr Mahama and dismissed the petition as having no merit.

    Mr John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 Presidential Election, says he disagrees with the process of trial and ruling of the Supreme Court in the Election Petition.

    • According to him, the current government did not listen to him on countless occasions as he said that a consultative and stakeholders meeting needed to be arranged to ...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated that he will review the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s flagship Free-SHS Policy within his first 90-days in office if elected in the 2020 general elections.

    • Former President Mahama said he was not late in naming his running mate, since “the deadline for naming our running mate is when the Electoral Commission (EC) opens nominations in September”.

    The Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has stated that his running mate will be named and introduced when the country has overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Office of former President John Dramani Mahama has asked members and supporters of the National Democratic Congress to ignore persons purporting to be undertaking a post Kwesi Botchwey Committee survey.

    • With John Mahama as the flagbearer, is there any hope for the NDC staging a comeback come 2020?

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    • Knowing it was going to change the register altogether in 2020, why did the EC go ahead to organise a limited voter registration exercise in June 2019?

    My eyes don’t have to be in flames to show they have seen red, the Fantes say, and I have always wanted to avoid the label of a Jean Mensa-basher. Having complained once, therefore, I didn’t want to repeat myself. Truth, however, is that the Electoral Commission’s (EC) independence has cost Ghana dearly and financially.

    • In his writ filed at the High Court, Mr. Palmer wants the court to stop Mr Mahama “from pursuing his bid to be elected as a flagbearer/presidential candidate ...

    Former President John Mahama’s campaign has been hit with another lawsuit, a few days shy of the upcoming National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primary scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019.

    • but following the outcome of the presidential primaries, what are some of the things which ought to be done to consolidate the victory of the NDC in the 2020 elections?

    In the famous words of Charles de Gaulle, a former French army officer and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II, he said, “France has lost the battle, but she has not lost the war.” The understanding of this quip is that, you can only win a battle but not the war; in that, a war is a composite of endless battles which will be fought at different forms and phases.

  • Ghana's former President, John Dramani Mahama, is expected to lead a 15-member Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor and report on the August 08, 2017  Kenya General Election.

    • “Its report on the electoral process will give member countries a clear view of adherence to Commonwealth values in Zimbabwe, including democracy and rule of law plus protection of human rights such as freedom of expression.

    Former President John Dramani Mahama will lead a Commonwealth group to observe Zimbabwe’s general elections on July 30, the Commonwealth Secretariat has announced.

    • Mr Mahama announced that his government will establish a salt factory at Gomoa Nyanyano if re-elected as President on December 7, 2020.

    Former President John Dramani on Wednesday started his campaign in the Central Region as part of efforts to seek re-election on December 7, 2020.

    • “The spouses of the President and Vice President are not captured among Article 71 Office Holders and therefore there is no legal or constitutional basis for it”, he stated.

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has rejected the payment of monthly salaries to the spouses of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, describing the recommendation as "inappropriate" and its approval as "unfortunate".

    • As I noted a few days ago, there is dissatisfaction with the quality and mode of distribution of the relief (food) packages. In some cases, there have been reports of distributions along partisan lines.

    It is day 20 of the lockdown, and the 5th consecutive Sunday that I have not joined others to fellowship at church.

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    • For his part, the founder and former President, Jerry John Rawlings said, “the NDC’s contribution to the socio-political stability of Ghana was due to our desire to embrace participatory governance, allowing the grassroots to have a significant say in the branches, wards, constituency, regional and national affairs.”

    The former President and Leader of The National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has charged the Party members to go all out there to trumpet NDC records in government to the electorates.

    • “The Office of H E John Dramani Mahama has taken note of a false publication by two Government sponsored tabloids, Daily Guide and Statesman that the former President of the Republic of Ghana has contracted a magazine, the AfricaWatch to publish what it says are damaging reports about the Free SHS policy.

    Former President John Mahama has accused President Akufo-Addo of sponsoring media attacks against him following claims that he is sabotaging the Free SHS policy.
    The former President made the accusation while distancing himself from media reports that he is plotting with the AfricaWatch magazine to run down the government’s flagship policy- Free SHS.

    • According to him, the Electoral Commission (EC) has demonstrated gross incompetence in the conduct of the elections, particularly in the collation of this year’s elections results.

    The National Democratic Congress' (NDC) flagbearer, former President John Dramani Mahama says an independent audit of the results of this year’s general elections will help to put matters to rest.

    • President Akufo-Addo expressed surprise at the fact that the very person (Mr Mahama) who claimed that the free SHS was not good now wants to be recognised as the originator of the policy.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says former President John Mahama has resorted to lies and outright fabrications because he does not fear God.

    • Mr Mahama posits in his petition that no candidate won the 2020 presidential election and, therefore, the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the election by the chairperson of the EC was “null, void, unconstitutional and of no legal effect”.

    The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election, former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a fresh motion asking the Supreme Court to halt the presidential election petition until the final determination of the application for review regarding his interrogatories.

    • It is the case of Mr Mahama that, per the figures, the actual percentage for President Akufo-Addo minus Techiman South ought to be 50.098 per cent and not 51.595 per cent.

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a motion for the Supreme Court to give him the green light to correct an ‘error’ in his election petition challenging the validity of the declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of Election 2020.

  • The Supreme Court has for the second time dismissed a review application by Former President John Mahama which was seeking to have the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, testify in the 2020 presidential election petition.

  • Former President, John Dramani Mahama has finally moved out of his official residence and has now relocated to his private residence, Greater Accra Regional organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Anthony Nukpenu has confirmed.

  • Former President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday chaired a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, to inaugurate the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Good Governance and Development at the National Open University of Nigeria.

    • “Many road projects in the cocoa growing areas being funded by the Ghana Cocoa Board have all been stopped, with roads scheduled to be completed in 2017 now in more deplorable states.

    Former President John Mahama and the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as wickedness, the decision by the government to stop the supply of free fertilisers to cocoa farmers and allowing them to expire and later disposed of.

    • He accused the government of doing little to cushion the country from a plunge in the economy.

    Former President John Mahama has asked the government to publish plans on how it intends to protect the economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    • “It is expected that the lecture will provide Hon Adongo another platform to sufficiently deal with trending issues such as the cedi depreciation, the issuance of a $3 billion Eurobond, the exit from IMF and the general state of the economy after two years of the Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia administration.”

    Former President John Mahama will Thursday, April 4, be the guest of honour for a public lecture to review the economy before, during and after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.

    • When asked by Justice Gertrude Torkornoo in what capacity Mrs Mensa would testify, Mr Tsikata said as a witness for the petitioner, but she will be treated as a "hostile witness".

    Former President John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the 2020 presidential election petition, on Monday sought to convince the Supreme Court to allow him re-open his case.

  • The Minister of Information and Presidential Spokesperson, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has assured the Office of former President John Dramani Mahama that the government is currently following all due processes to ensure that all the entitlements of the former leader are paid.

    • “Our nation is drenched in massive and unprecedented corruption under the direct supervision of our President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cronyism and nepotism have become the government’s policy and is manifesting in a family and friends government we are all witnessing,” he lamented.

    Former President John Mahama has expressed worry over the citizenry remaining silent in the midst of high-level unprecedented corruption practiced under the government.

    • We need to project quickly, what the expected peaking of infection will be, and when we will begin to see a flattening of the curve on new infections and hospitalizations.

    Happy Easter my fellow countrymen and women. Today is day 14 (two weeks) since the partial lockdown declared by the President in some parts of Greater Accra and Ashanti regions, and Kasoa due to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

    • Mr Mahama dedicated the victory to the grassroots of the party and said the "party has spoken with one voice."

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he is deeply touched by the overwhelming endorsement received from the grassroots of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

    • He wants 4 more years. And I ask, for what? To do what? The man had 4yrs to show what he can do and it was below average.

    Written By N Nyan Tetteh - Your Presidency in simple description was one of Rancor but not Candor, Cronyism but not Fairness, Ineptitude but not Adeptness, Arrogance but not Tolerance, Impunity but not Accommodating, Opportunistic Expediency but not Integrity, Sycophancy but not Honesty. That was the administration you superintended over.

    • A legal practitioner, Mr Simon Okyere filed the writ of summons on behalf of the plaintiff in Accra on Friday, February 15, 2019.

     A Ghanaian businessman is challenging the eligibility of former President John Mahama to stand for elections in his bid to ultimately win a presidential election in Ghana.

    • He announced that nearly GH¢100 million was on procurement for the upgrading of the Akrodie-Asawinso Road while spot improvements were currently being done to ensure that roads in the area were passable.

    President Akufo-Addo has described the “unprecedented infrastructure development” mantra by the John Mahama administration as a propaganda which was aimed at luring the people to renew the mandate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

    • These and happenings today are the issues the former President urged his successor to take a look at. As for unleashing terror on innocent citizens, the current President has an enviable record.

    Written By Ohenenana Obonti Krow - I think President Akufo-Addo misunderstood former President Mahama on the latter's comment on brutalities being meted out to innocent citizens supporters, MPs and party executives of the NDC by Npp vigilante groups. Ghana is drifting and gradually assuming the status of a failed state and the former President is urging President Akufo Addo to spend few months left of his administration to provide a leadership that will secure respect for the lives of Ghanaians. His criticism is not about being a political opponent. It has to do with what is in the best interest of Ghanaians.

    • Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the Supreme Court, I disagree with the process of trial and ruling of the court.

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Ghana delivered its verdict on a petition we filed against the declaration made on the evening of 9th December 2020 by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mrs. Jean Mensa, on the Presidential Elections of December 7, 2020.

    • Nii Lantey Vandapuye insisted that John Mahama is the only candidate who can lead the party to victory in 2020.

    Many Members of Parliament in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are said to have endorsed former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the party for the 2020 elections.
    According to Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio, out of the 106 Minority MPs, a total of 94 have endorsed Mr Mahama's candidature.

  • Written By Dela Coffie - President Mahama is the first sitting president to lose an election in the 4th Republic . The 2016 electioneering period was a memorable one. The entire NDC rank and file was full of optimism. Optimism on the wings of 'JM Toaso.' We shouted 'edey bee keke,' danced to the 'Onapo' lyrics, actively championed and campaigned aggressively for John Mahama. And we collectively stood by him until his 'comfortable lead' suddenly evaporated into the ether.

  • Former President John Dramani Mahama of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been asked to lead the party for the country’s 2020 General Elections by the ten Regional Chairmen of the party.

    • Mr Mahama polled 213,487 votes representing 95.23 percent of the total valid votes cast with the other six contenders managing with about 4 percent.

    The certified results from the Electoral Commission indicate that former President John Dramani Mahama secured 95.23 per cent endorsement, to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as flagbearer to Election 2020.

    • You cannot leave office, accept the retirement package and vie for the same office again. That is called ‘’double dipping’’ and it is illegal.

    Dear Mr. Ex-President,

    How are you and Lady Lordina? I believe you are doing well. Belated happy birthday.

    • This is surely not the speech expected from the President who last year assured us of a miracle and unprecedented transformation, the man who a few months ago described his predecessor as incompetent and told us that all the moneys needed to make Ghana the Mecca of Africa, are right here with us. The President and his Vice promised Ghanaians that they will ensure that no Ghanaian will have a reason to go outside of the country for medical treatment.

    Written By Ohenenana Obonti Krow - The President's speech at this year's 'State of The Nation Address' can best be described as illusory and vague. He repeated his promises and stated things he plans to do but he seems to have no clue how he is going to achieve that. It seems he is still on the soap box, whereby promises and promises, intentions and lies, are the order. That serious national occasion metamorphosed into a praise and worship ceremony where the President showered praises on his Ministers.

    • As Kwame Nkrumah would put it “tell me how it can be done, not why it should not be done”.

     I was surprised that the Daily Graphic described the speech of President Mahama at the United Nations as an account of Ghana’s democratic and economic strides to his peers.

  • It is nice to see your compatriots succeed, but it’s much better when you succeed yourself. In other words, we all want the best for ourselves.

    • To send troops into regions in times of peace for the sole purpose of preventing them from registration amounts to declaring war on them. Any President sanctioning this sort of activity stands in breach of his oath to the people of Ghana. Any President doing this, commits a grave sin against the very people he swore to protect.

    Reports have filtered in of a massive deployment of Military and other security personnel in the Volta, Oti, Upper East and Upper West Regions. The unexplained security deployments to these border regions have clearly been timed to coincide with the commencement of the Voter Registration exercise across the country.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media,

    On behalf of the National Executives of the NDC, on behalf of our former President His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who are here with us today, and on my own behalf, I welcome and thank you all for coming. We are also lucky to have with us some very senior members and very strong sympathizers of our party. This is a sign of the unity we are forging as we work our way towards winning the 2020 election.

    • In a post on his Facebook page, Mr Dogbe said stressed that President Mahama is not required to be at each and every event he is invited to.

    An aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Mr Stan Xoese Dogbe has reacted to the absence of the former President at last Friday's Independence celebrations at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

    • The Court was of the opinion that even if the vote padding was proven, same would not affect results announced by the EC on December 9, 2020.

    The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the Election 2020 Petition by former President John Dramani Mahama, saying it was without merit.

    • However, a seven-member panel of the court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah dismissed the application with the view that the crucial issues of relevance had not been established by the petitioner.

    The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election petition, which sought to ask it to grant leave for the Electoral Commission (1st respondent) to answer 12 questions regarding the declaration of the presidential election results.

    • The Supreme Court also dismissed an application by Mr Mahama which sought to file an additional ground of review, replace paragraph 28 of the original statement of case and file a supplement of the statement of case.

    The Supreme Court has dismissed former President John Dramani Mahama's application which was asking the court to review its decision that disallowed him from asking the Electoral Commission (EC) 12 questions in the 2020 presidential election petition.

    • Counsel for the petitioner, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, had argued that the court should review its decision because Mrs Mensa had made statements in her affidavits that she will testify.

    The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application by Former President John Dramani Mahama challenging the court’s decision not to compel the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa.

  • The Supreme Court has fixed Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the judgement day for the 2020 presidential election petition.

  • Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has reportedly expressed his regret at the Constitutional removal of Charlotte Osei as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. Mahama has no remorse and regret for the removal of Mrs. Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa, because they are not NDC sympathisers.

  • Written By Samuel Mbura - As a young man starting my career in the inky fraternity, selfish individuals would rather endorse that I sing praise to a ruling government to gain attention and live a more comfortable life since I would be handed some goodies from individuals after the appellations.

    • The former President in a caption accompanying the post said he was "'favoured', yet again, ...

    Former President Mahama has shared a video of himself preaching a sermon about favour on his social media pages.

  • Former president John Mahama has urged Ghanaians to dedicate themselves to the service of the country to make it better for the next 60 years. Making the clarion call for Ghanaians to join in the nation building effort, the former President commended Ghanaians for the country’s feat as it celebrated its 60th independence anniversary.

    • Bench: “Mr Akoto Ampaw, I think you have to change your wig. It has lost its identity as a wig.”

    Written By Benjamin Tachie Antiedu and Goodnuff Appiah Larbi - The 2020 Presidential Election petition between John Dramani Mahama the Electoral Commission and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo continue to produce humorous moments, one of which arose when the wig worn by Mr. Akoto Ampaw (Esq.) attracted a jovial comment from the Bench.

  • Written By Qombadiena Wahab - In my former primary school, we had a blind man who told us stories. We liked him because he saved us from the boredom of the number machine, if it was not from the cane of the Arabic teacher. One day, he walked in and told us a story about the spider: how it won a beautiful Princess albeit cunningly. He said that the spider, who took up the challenge of the king, was to dance on top of a rock to produce dust (impossible, isn't it?).

    • But they were disappointed as Rawlings never showed up.

    Former President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings was conspicuously missing from the presidential primary of the party on Saturday.

  • The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has organised a three-hour health walk through the principal streets of Wa in the Upper West Region.

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