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  • Dr. Lloyd Amoah, a well-known professor at Ashesi University, has opined that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not have much to show for on policy in certain critical areas, four years from now.

    • 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.

    • And the incredible aspect of it is that the amount was realized less than 24 hours after it was launched!

    An initiative launched by some NDC Members of Parliament to raise GH ¢420,000 for Former President John Mahama to pay his filing fee to contest for the 2020 NDC flagbearership position has yielded GH¢500,000 in less than 24 hours, far exceeding the amount required by GH ¢80,000!

  • Written By Kwame Asiedu - Isaac Asimov, in I, Robot opines, “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”

    As a Santaclausian, one of the school rules I can never forget is, “Boys should exercise common sense at all times. A breach of common sense is a breach of school rules.” This rule was all encompassing and epitomized the requirement to be circumspect in one’s dealings with students and staff. To be on the right side of this rule, it was important that empathy and attention to the feelings of the larger Santaclausian family was always at the forefront of choices and behaviours.

    Suffice to say, all of us were being educated in an institution of excellence to uphold these attitudes when the world was at our feet. I have found out that this rule is common in many schools that friends of mine attended locally. I was therefore taken aback when Daniel Vroom, a Santaclusian of no mean standing posed this question; “does knowledge and intellect reside at the same place?” This was after I had opined that, “the notion of the NDC being intellectually bankrupt was a misnomer since many of us were in the same secondary schools and universities both locally and internationally with many leading members.

    Consequentially, I began reviewing my writings and that of many centrist commentators on social media over the last four years. In them, I found to my amazement a trove of information that was disregarded under the guise of “hate can’t win” by the governing NDC. I concluded that in retrospect the NDC may just find out that they dug their own graves awaiting their mass execution. In fact, many of these commentators did the government so many favours and could have made the path to victory of the NPP more tedious had the government just listened.

    Rather, those in charge of the executive sought to bury their heads in the sand playing to the gallery and appealing to their core vote in a manner that bred apathy and disdain amongst their partisans and energized the core of their opponents. They had forgotten that, a key requirement for a government that governs for the good of the entire nation is intellect and that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” This was when I realized that knowledge was perhaps in abundance but intellect and astuteness seemed to have deserted the thinkers in the NDC. In fact, I had begun moving towards a view that the interface between knowledge and intellect was common sense and a listening ear without which baloney became the order of the day.

    To convince myself that my postulation was plausible, I began looking at the behaviours, decisions and machinations of the President John Dramani Mahama. I did because, there is a proverb that, “every fish rots from the head down.” This is poignant because, a rotten knowledgeable brain would lack the intellectual ability to make a common-sense decision. This was made manifest many times by the decisions of His Excellency. His tendency to move ministers accused of maleficence to the seat of government was repugnant to say the least. It was as though he had been deceived by a deranged statistician that all he needed to do to retain power was the core partisan NDC vote. He was totally mindless of the fact that the road to the Flagstaff House was not through Ketu South in the Volta Region or Bantama in the Ashanti Region but through the costal belts of the Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions plus the Guan speaking constituencies of the Brong Ahafo Region. Sadly, these were constituencies that the NDC had won in the past, but thanks to a lack of intellectual astuteness conceded them all in a rather meek and spineless fashion.

    Then there were the unbridled attacks on the intelligence of many middle-class thinkers with extremely partisan decisions that smacked in the face of the integrity of institutions of state. This started with the government’s shenanigans in the Woyome judgement debt saga and the pussyfooting of the Attorney General. It was as though an assault on Woyome was an assault on the NDC voter. Intelligence was thrown to the dogs and the government in certain instances became antagonistic to the overwhelming will of the people to support Martin Amidu. Yes, they had many knowledgeable people but strangely, they had conspired in a weird way to ensure knowledge and intellect were not in sync.

    Then there was the Montie III saga. Even the most infantile brain knew freeing people who had spewed vile expletives and threatened judges was an assault on the judiciary. The only arbiter entrusted by our constitution to settle all things. Yet, under the guise of pressure from the partisan grassroots and with many ministers of the executive sheepishly marching to sign a petition requesting for a Presidential pardon, The President acceded to the madness of the minority. By this time, knowledge and intellect were poles apart. The silent majority on the other hand were busy looking for their voter ID cards, proxying their votes and rubbing their thumbs.

    As if that wasn’t enough, the commentary from those who spoke on behalf of government became nauseating by the day. It was as though the president had gone on a suicide mission replacing his Babies With Sharp Teeth (BWST) with others with an acid tongue and acrid smell. They regurgitated lies as if they were remote controlled parrots, deceiving their foot soldiers in the process and allegedly pocketing the campaign funds. It was as though they felt shouting on air and being disruptive was the panacea to torpedoing the message of the main opposition and now government elect. Whilst the NPP used their knowledgeable men to push their message and to energize their campaign base, these acolytes of the President were busily lining their pockets and in the process lining their graves.

    Daniel in conclusion, I would argue that the path to victory and success requires knowledge and intelligence to reside in the same place. The minute intellect deviates from knowledge the writings of failure are boldly on the wall. In my research, I came across this quote that sums up what I now believe, “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

    Clearly the NPP by making sure knowledge and intellect were in sync ensured that the graves the NDC dug up came to good use. What the NDC should do is to soul search the hearts of their thinkers and jettison many who have become poisonous to their brand. By so doing, they may one day sink their knowledge base with their intellect and begin to understand why I advised them ages ago to set up a “Department of Common Sense.”

    • The six aspirants are Mr Alban Bagbin, Professor Joshua Alabi, Mr Sylvester Mensah, Mr Augustus Tanoh, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Mr Nurudeen Iddrisu.

    Six presidential aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have commended the National Election Committee (NEC) of the party for taking the pain to produce the guidelines for the conduct of the party’s presidential election.

    • According to him, for the government to still refer to the wrongdoings being carried out in the name of rule of law is not right, because there is no rule of law.

    The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah , has described Nana Akufo-Addo’ s National Patriotic Party (NPP) government as dictatorial.

  • The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, in an interview with Mamavi Owusu Aboagye on JOY News' AM Show programme has revealed that his children have been unfairly treated by the current government because he is the General Secretary of the NDC.

    • The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the dominant opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are currently in the process of electing their Parliamentary candidates for the 2020 polls

    A Senior lecturer at the Department of General Studies at the Methodist University College, Dr Bonsu Osei-Owusu, has called on the two major political parties to begin the affirmative action policy in some of the constituencies they consider as their strongholds to give women who qualify the chance to contest for parliamentary seats.

  • 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.

    • The plaintiffs, Abdallah Issa from Galelia and James Kabu Natey-Oman from Old Bortianor, applied for the injunction to restrain the party and its committees, agents and authorised bodies from proceeding with the 2019 Presidential Election in the manner outlined in the said published guidelines until a final determination of the suit.

     An Accra High Court has placed an interim injunction on the upcoming election by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), aimed at selecting a flagbearer for Election 2020.

    • Dr Tuffour maintained that team work would do the magic for the NDC to for the first time in 24 years attain the seat.

    A 36-year-old medical practitioner, Dr Raphael Kwesi Sarpong Tuffour beat competition from Mr Wakefield W. Ackuaku polling 755 of the 1,205 votes that were cast in the Tema West Constituency.

    • 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.


    The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the recent renaming of the seat of government as a cheap diversionary tactic by the Akufo-Addo-led administration to detract from the controversial Ghana-US military cooperation agreement.

  • Former president Jerry John Rawlings has said his call for God to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is for members of the party to recognise and appreciate the divinity in noble principles.

    • Below is the full list of elected National Officers

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) successfully organised its Ninth National Delegates Congress from November 17-19 at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, La, 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 Agreements seek to mortgage Ghana’s future mineral royalties and long term national assets in perpetuity without any regard to its implication on future national revenue streams. Through this transaction, the Akufo Addo government intends to ...

    Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu: Good Morning. Thank you for responding to our call, once again, at such short notice.

    • 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 nomination form for the flag-bearer slot is going for GH₵20,000.

    The camp of Professor Joshua Alabi, an aspiring flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed disappointment with the GH₵400,000 filing fee expected to be paid by all flag bearer hopefuls of the main opposition party.

    • The other aspirants include former President John Mahama, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin; a former Trade Minister, Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Adinam Mensah.

    A founder member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and presidential hopeful, Mr Augustus Goosie Tanoh has become the 11th presidential aspirant to officially inform the NDC about his intentions to contest the 2020 flagbearership slot of the party.

    • In the area of trade and industry, the NDC intends to increase demand for locally manufactured goods through promotion of made in Ghana goods by... The 2020 manifesto of the NPP also talks about support for made in Ghana goods including ...

    Written By Yaw Ohemeng Kyei - The two main political parties have presented their manifestos for Ghanaians to decide which of them can solve the numerous challenges in the country. Gradually Ghanaians have become discerning and the quality of party manifesto is correlating positively with probability of a party taking over the Jubilee House. It is obvious the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the 2016 election on the basis of quality of its manifesto and there is no doubt the elections of 2020 will be won based on the quality and merits of a party’s manifesto. From careful analysis, both parties claim to have the welfare of Ghanaians at heart. Indeed, both parties seem to have policies which can help Ghana meet its targets in the Sustainable Development Goals. Both have policies that can help Ghana meet the Malabo declaration and AU Agenda 2025 which incidentally coincides with the end of term of whoever wins the 2020 elections. Both parties intend to fashion out policies to help Ghana maximize gains from Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

    • 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.

    • Strangely, the first NDC government led by Flt Lt JJ. Rawlings could be said to have been characterized by ideological inclarity. The party, whilst in government between 1993 and January 7, 2001, did not appear to have positioned itself in a clear-cut ideological stand.

    Written By Nicholas Mawunyah Gborse - Ideologies are to churches, doctrines or beliefs. They are the mission and vision statements of companies and organizations. To academicians and researchers in general, they are theories. Ideologies, just like doctrines are unique identifiers; they set apart one political orientation from the other. They are the guiding posts and the lifeblood of political groupings. They are the glue that holds like-minded adherents and followers together either permanently or temporarily.

  • 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.

    • The hue and cry that has greeted the GH¢420,000 filing fee and nomination forms slapped on the presidential aspirants of the NDC has also brought to the fore the issue of party financing.

    Written By Kobby Asmah - Throughout the world, becoming a flag bearer and then moving on to become President of a country does not come cheap.

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

    Written By Kwasi Boadi Aboagye - History suggests that for a political party to stage a comeback, it should necessarily find new leaders who are an embodiment of fresh ideas or at least excel at rebottling old wine in fine bottles.

    • It appears that although we are benchmarking 18 months of Nana Addo and the NPP with the 8 years of the NDC under Mills and Mahama, the general view is that NPP is doing better but ...

    Written By Dr. Gideon Boako - Growing up from childhood I was taught one basic thing – give honour where it is due.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • He also complained about developmental projects started by the previous government that have come to a standstill in the constituency.

    The National Democratic Congress' (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Buem Constituency, Mr. Kofi Adams, has expressed his dissatisfaction over the absence of developmental projects in the Buem Constituency.

  • The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken note of a statement issued by the Akufo-Addo government in which it announced that a ‘task force’ has been set up to retrieve ‘state properties’ allegedly in the possession of former government officials.

    • On hindsight, it could be said that, 41 years after that popular uprising it is good enough to reflect on the spirit and bravery of those who laid down their lives to embark on a strategic rescue mission of this country.

    Written By Osei Piesie-Anto - Thursday, June 4, 2020, marks the 41st anniversary of the 1979 June 4 Uprising, which was led by Flt. Flt. Jerry John Rawlings after being freed from military custody for an attempted coup plot to overthrow the Supreme Military Council II on May, 15, 1979.

    • Likely to beef up the Party`s bench and give the NPP a run for their money in 2020 are smooth and dynamic debaters and first timers like Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Kofi Adams, immediate past National Organizer of the party, John Dumelo and Francis Xavier Sosu.

    Written By Justice Mingle - “How are the mighty falling in the midst of battle” is a popular bible quotation which can aptly describe the situation that befell about nine members of Parliament of the NDC in last Saturday’s primaries held in 157 constituencies in sixteen regions. The likes of Ras Mubarak, MP for Kumbungu, Joseph Yieleh Chiereh, former Health Minister and MP for Wa West, Daniel Ashiamah MP for Buem, Matthias Ntow, Aowin in the Western Region and Nii Okai Laryea, Mp for Amasaman among others unfortunately lost seats and would eventually bid Parliament farewell in 2020.

    • 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).

    • 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).

    • "If you are not a member [of parliament] and you enter there [chamber floor], you are a foreigner. So how the Marshall who is in charge of the security of Parliament ...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the circumvention of due process which was openly displayed during the election of a Speaker of Parliament Thursday dawn is a replica of what happened during the December 7, 2020 general elections.

    • The filing fee, he noted, was not in tune with the values and principles of a social democratic party which the NDC stood for.

    The decision by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to peg the filing fee for its flag bearer aspirants at GHȼ400,000 has elicited sharp reactions from some of the aspirants.

    • Among those who have indicated their interest to lead the party are Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Prof Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and former President John Dramani Mahama.

    The National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has with immediate effect sanctioned campaigning for flagbearer hopefuls of the party ahead of the 2020 elections.

    • Asked whether the party was broke, he stated that the difficulties with collection of dues in the past have necessitated the reform, since the only source of funds for the party is via dues.

    The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has hinted that the party is on a rescue mission to extricate the nation from sinking.

    • 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.

  • The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has disputed the allegation made by Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that the ex-President John Dramani Mahama, approved 13.9 million dollars for an official residence for Vice President.

  • The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the diplomatic community against what it believes are deliberate attacks on its members, allegedly by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the latter’s victory in the last presidential and parliamentary elections.

    • “The absence of the register has greatly hampered our efforts at monitoring the exercise. Indeed, never in the electoral history of the Fourth Republic have we experienced such blatant dereliction of duty,” it said.

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) for failing to provide the party with a provisional copy of the voters register to guide it in the ongoing voters register exhibition exercise ending Friday September 20, 2019.

    • "Notwithstanding the swearing-in, the NDC shall not recognise Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo until all the issues surrounding his flawed election are satisfactorily resolved," Asiedu Nketiah said.

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says notwithstanding the inauguration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President of Ghana for a second term in office, the party will not recognise him as such until all issues surrounding his election are resolved.

  • 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.

    • Defending why he thinks the NPP is in the majority, Annoh Dompreh said given that the two sides have 137 seats apiece, and with ...

    Unless one side backs down and peace prevails on Friday, January 15, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress members of parliament are bent on a showdown in the house which portends nothing but chaos over the lingering matter of which side is in the majority.

    • 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.

  • A national Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has sued the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NDC and six others over accusations that he (Ampofo) leaked the “famous” Dr Kwesi Botchway report.

  • Written By Kwame Asiedu - It is said "facts are sacred, comments are free." This statement seems to have little relevance when it comes to the politics of Ghana, even when the writing is clearly on the wall, people will argue against the obvious.

    This morning, I will make the same argument that dwindling votes in any election is a positive indicator of political fortune. I shall apply this hypothesis to a few political figures to make my point.

    In 2000 following the Swedru declaration, JEA Mills was selected in defiance of internal party democracy to become the flag bearer of the NDC. In the ensuing elections the same year he polled 44.8% of the total vote against J. A Kufuor's 48.4%, in the runoff election Mills was pegged back to 42.6%.

    In the 2004 elections Mills held his own and polled a similar percentage (44.64%) to the first round election in 2000. In 2008 Mills had 47.9% in the first round, an appreciation of 3.2% from the 2000 and 2004 performance and won the runoff with 50.23% of the total votes cast (an appreciation of 7.63% from the second round of 2000).

    It is fact that Mills was third time lucky and also fact that his voters appeal improved over the 8years that he sought the highest office of the land.

    A look at Alan Kyeremanteng's electoral fortunes produces a different picture. In 2008 he sought to lead the NPP and polled 32.30% of the total votes at their national delegate's congress, placing second to Nana Akuffo Addo. He pulled out and prevented a second round vote hence handing the flag bearer slot to Akuffo Addo.

    In 2010 he made a second presidential attempt this time polling 20.40% of the total votes cast by party delegates, a decline of 12% from 2008. In 2014 Alan polled 7.95% at the special delegate's elections a further decline of 12.5% from the 2010 results.

    It is fact that Alan's electoral appeal has declined by 24.4% over the 6 year period he has sort to lead the NPP, irrespective of the method of voting used by the party.

    Does this trend not send a clear message? It is said that "every gun makes its own tune" and that one should take a bow when the applause is loudest. If I were Alan this will be the time to bid farewell to my presidential ambitions. Floating voter appeal or not the statistics indicate that he will never become flag bearer of the NPP.

    With regards to Nana Akuffo Addo, in the 2008 election he placed first in round one with 49.13% of the total votes but lost to JEA Mills in the runoff polling 49.77%, though he had a marginal appreciation (0.64%) in electoral appeal.
    In 2012 Nana polled 47.74% of the total votes losing to John Mahama in the first round, his electoral appeal declining by 2% from the results of 2008.

    A look at the NPP primaries for Nana are as follows in 1998 he polled 31.6%, ten years later in 2008 he polled 47.96% of the votes, 2010, 77.92% and 2014, 80.78%.

    It is fact that while Nana's popularity has soured in the NPP over the 16 years that he has at different times sought to be flag bearer; his electoral appeal has dwindled marginally at a notational level.

    Would I be wrong in applying the same argument I applied to Alan in Nana's case? Is it not consistent to do so? Why is it that the political commentators sympathetic to Nana are happy to make these analogies in Alan's case but argue differently when Nana's statistics are presented to them?

    After all "what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." Or is it that in Nana's case the statistical null hypothesis applies and correlations are thrown to the dogs?

    Yes, statistics and figures excite me and often give me a violent academic orgasm; in short they stimulate my brain.
    Sadly statistics often don't lie. If those in the Alan camp continue with the vague and statistically nonsensical argument that the number of special voters is insignificant compared with the delegates for the October 18th poll, I humbly ask have they heard of the phrase "statistical sampling?" Do they realize that if properly done and with the right sample size, predictions form a statistical sample are by and large accurate?

    Likewise if the acolytes of Nana Addo come up with the third time lucky argument, I plead, in the case of JA Kufuor his party and national electoral appeal improved statistically from 1992 when he lost to Adu Boahene, through 1996 when he defeated Adu Boahene but lost to Rawlings, till 2000 when he defeated Mills over two rounds of Elections.
    What even tickles my fancy is the NDC apologist who have suddenly become cheer leaders of Alan, listening to them make mockery of themselves and justifying why he is a better sell for the NPP is often comical.

    Who in his right mind will allow his opponent to help pick his best candidate in any competitive endeavor? On what planet do some Ghanaian politicians live?

    Truth is Nana Addo will definitely be flag bearer of the NPP come 18th October, would he become president of Ghana come 8th December 2016? From the statistical stand point in my view the jury is out.

    My advice to Nana is, as William Shakespeare said "Coins always make sounds but currency notes are always silent, so when your value increases keep quiet....!" Sometimes in my view it is the commentary and or behavior of his acolytes that damage his national political appeal.

  • Written By Musah Yahaya Jafaru - The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is yet to come to terms with the massive defeat it suffered at the hands of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7, 2016 election.

    • Looking at her performance yesterday at her inauguration, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang left little doubt about her ability to help radically transform the flavour of the socioeconomic efforts and fortunes needed in the national political mix by a first woman Vice-President of Ghana

    Written By Raymond Tuvi - The choice of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang by the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, as his running mate for the December Elections generated much excitement and awe throughout the country.

    • Our observation of the EC’s so-called pilot registration process, has revealed serious issues which reinforce our position that, the new voter registration of the Jean Mensa-led EC is needless, …..

    Press Release: NDC’s position on the compilation of a new voters’ register remains unchanged

    • 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.

    • Fellow flagbearer aspirants, Prof Joshua Alabi and Sylvester Mensah have conceded defeat.

    Provisional results of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primary from 91 out of the 275 constituencies show former President John Dramani Mahama in a commanding lead.

    • "Some of these leaders are wicked, I tell you, he said.

    The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry Rawling has accused some leaders of his party of “purchasing the power of the party into their pockets even though they know that their aim is not 2020”

    • The ongoing national re-registration of members will close officially next Wednesday, February 28, according to the party.

    The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings Friday registered his membership of the party in fulfillment of a nationwide re-registration drive.

  • 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.

    • The incumbent MPs who lost their bids include Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea (Amasaman constituency), Joseph Yieleh Chireh (Wa west constituency), Ras Mubarak (Kumbungu constituency), ....

    A total of nine incumbent Members of Parliament (MP) lost their bids to contest the 2020 Parliamentary Election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Saturday's primaries.
    In what will likely shape much of the narrative for the NDC ahead of the 2020 general election, the party started its crunch parliamentary primaries with 524 aspirants battling it out for spots in 163 constituencies on Saturday August 24, 2019.

    It was the first batch of the crucial primaries which was held on Saturday with the date for the second batch yet to be announced.

    Many political pundits have maintained that the 2020 polls will be contested largely on track records and fulfilment of campaign promises predominantly by the NPP and the NDC.

    Saturday’s event by the NDC took place in all the 16 regions.

    The Greater Accra Region had the highest number of 31 constituencies for the first batch.

    The rest were Volta Region, 17; Northern, 15; Central, 13; Upper East,13; Eastern, 10; Upper West, 9; Bono East, 9; Bono, 8; Oti, 8; Western, 6; North East, 4; Savannah, 4; Western North, 12; Ashanti, 3, and Ahafo, 1.

    There were no elections in 74 constituencies, which will constitute the second batch for the primaries.

    Five constituencies had been put on hold pending investigations by the party’s special committee set up to address internal issues.

    They are Asawase, Mpohor, Yilo Krobo, Fanteakwa North and Ellembelle.

    In all, 578 aspirants filed to contest in all the 275 constituencies out of which 524 were cleared to contest the elections.

    Joseph Yieleh Chireh lost the Wa West slot to Peter Lanchene Tuubo, the former Executive Secretary to the immediate past Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, who resigned from the Police Service to contest.

    The incumbent MPs who lost their bids are: Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea (Amasaman constituency), Joseph Yieleh Chireh (Wa west constituency), Mathias Kwame Ntow (Aowin constituency), Amenga-Etogo (Chiana Paga constituency), Ras Mubarak (Kumbungu constituency), Francis Dakura (Jirapa constituency), Kwesi Asiamah (Buem constituency), Aziz Abdul Muniru (Akan constituency), Eric Osei-Owusu (Afram Plains South constituency)

  • Written By Nicholas Mawunyah Gborse - Ideologies are to churches, doctrines or beliefs. They are the mission and vision statements of companies and organizations. To academicians and researchers in general, they are theories. Ideologies, just like doctrines are unique identifiers; they set apart one political orientation from the other. They are the guiding posts and the lifeblood of political groupings. They are the glue that holds like-minded adherents and followers together either permanently or temporarily.

    • Professor Opoku-Agyemang never ceases to take her eyes off the voters. She devotes her entire attention to the energy of the crowd and measures the pulse of the people.

    Written By Vincent. L. K. Djokoto - Professor Opoku-Agyemang has an insatiable desire for service. Her work ethic is in itself leadership elevated to an art. And I’ve witnessed this distinct quality she possesses, in abundance, from a front-row seat.

    • This is no conspiracy theory. The NDC left the Left in Ghana very battered, splintered, and even more persecuted than the Right leaning entities; during their almost two decades at the helm of national politics.

    True to less told history, Rawlings’s PNDC/NDC came in, either wittingly or unwittingly; to complete, gave roots to, and cemented the then fast spreading neoliberal economic policies into Ghana’s political and developmental agenda.

  • Last week, I wrote on how the more things change, the more they remained the same in our political space.

    • For example, the study notes that by mid-2019, the NPP had “a social media army of over 700 people on small allowances.”

    Written By Suleimana Braimah - Social media will certainly be a major campaign weapon for the two leading political parties in Ghana – the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) – in the 2020 election.

  • A deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has insisted that there is only one united NDC party at any point in time.

    “The loyalty is to the leader of the party. In times past, the loyalty was to JJ, Mills, Mahama and now Mr Kofi Porturphy, the National Chairman of the party,” he stated.

  • 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.

    • As we go about our “politicking”, may we be cautious and mindful to use civil or temperate language in presenting our messages. We should also factor the four basic things: WHAT, HOW, WHEN and EFFECT principles and guidelines.

    Written By The Very Rev. Major Yaw Boateng - The use of temperate or civil language plays a very important role in the political environment. Language or speech is the instrument that brings change, inspires hope, and the determinant to convince thoughts. It is therefore imperative that all political players are circumspect in their speech and language. It is said that the manner and conduct of how one presents a message go a long way to warm hearts, inspire thoughts and drive home the point. One may have very sound and brilliant ideas, however, the manner of presenting them may cause confusion, division and spark mayhem. There is the need to always use temperate or civil language in the political environment.

  • Written By Robert Hinson - Ghana has a reputation as one of the more established democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. It has successfully organised six elections in its fourth republic, with power changing hands between the two largest political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.

    • The revolutionary slogan was: Power Belongs to the People! Jettisoning the universal adult suffrage principle is anti-people and the NEC must reconsider its stance. As the poem at the beginning of this piece says, democracy can only win the battle if we control (shackle) the extent to which party foot soldiers dictate the pace.

    Sounds of foot soldiers stamping their feet
    And vigilante groups fighting to eat
    A political elite fearing defeat
    Buckles in blissful defeat
    And democracy is shamefully cloaked in deceit

    • 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.

  • Written By Oheneba Obonti Krow - The season for intra-party competition has landed safely and as usual our intraparty entrepreneurs have started doing what they know how to do best. In all political organizations, we have different types of supporters, we have fanatics, moderates, casuals and even extremists. We also have supporters whose interest in their party’s survival comes first above all other internal issues, they work for it and stand as candidates once or twice before election.

    • Per the constitution of the party, election of a flag bearer is to take place two years prior to the national general election when the party is in opposition.

    The democratic credentials of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will deepen today when the delegates of the party go to the polls to successfully elect a flag bearer to lead the party to the 2020 presidential election.

  • 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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