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Amid the chaotic and reprehensible scenes from Ghana’s Parliament was a very light and funny photo of the MP-elect for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful comfortably sitting on the laps on Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the MP-elect for Juaboso.

Draped in a kente outfit, Ursula was relaxing on the laps of Akando with her arms folded comfortably.

In a Joy News interview, Akandoh explained how the viral photo came about.

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Parliament has officially reacted to a photo making the rounds on social media showing speaker Bagbin with a wall mounted portrait of former president John Dramani Mahama in the background.

In a statement posted on parliament's verified Facebook page, the house disowned the said photo stating: “Please note, that this photo is not from us and the page on which it was posted does not belong to the Parliament of Ghana.

“Parliament has only one Facebook page which is verified and that’s where we post all authentic news and information from Parliament,” it added.

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Eugene Boakye Antwi, the Member of Parliament for Subin has dismissed claims that he did not vote for Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, hence the NPP’s loss of the Speaker position.

Boakye Antwi, in an Okay FM interview monitored by GhanaWeb, said that his name is being bandied about as the ‘mole’ who connived with the NDC to cause the defeat of Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.

He challenged anyone with such claims to come forth with evidence or face the ‘Antoa’ deity.

The Subin MP cautioned the persons behind the ‘false information’ to put and end it to else he will shelve his Catholic faith for Antoa and invoke curses on them.

“When I ticked my ballot paper, all the MPs at the right side saw it. I ticked my ballot before entering the booth. I don’t do politics with hate. The party said we should vote Mike Oquaye, I voted for Mike Oquaye. I’m an Ashanti so I will invoke Antoa”.

Those of you spreading this information should be careful. Someone will curse you one day. I’m not a kid for anyone to order me around. The party agreed that we were going to vote for Mike Oquaye and that was it. Anyone who saw it knows I voted for Mike Oquaye”, he said.

Boakye Antwi also criticized the leadership of the NPP MPs for falling for the tactics of the NDC.

He said that instead of being vigilant, the leadership allowed the NDC to dictate the pace of the game.

“All [that] members of the NPP know is lying to the President about people. All they are good at in the party is backbiting. While the elections were ongoing, you could see pure teamwork between the NDC leadership in Parliament and their party leadership.”


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Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has described the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) boycott of the inauguration ceremony of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as shameful.

He was of the view that the NDC could have exhibited more maturity by showing up for the inaugural ceremony especially with the international communities present.

Speaking about the development with GhanaWeb, the lawyer said, “It’s very sad, it’s a shame for the largest opposition party to not take part in such a historic occasion where we know that the president is entertaining visitors, the whole international communities were present. They should have shown maturity because, at the end of the day, the matter is still in court…”

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“if we wanted to hold the President to ransom, the Speaker would not have been allowed to appear for the President’s swearing-in ceremony," says Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam George.


Hon Alban Sumana Bagbin was sworn-in as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana on Thursday, January 7, 2021, after some chaotic scenes and the thinking of some is that he will be used by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make things difficult for the President Akufo-Addo in his second term.



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Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:00

Bagbin As Speaker, A Victory To Democracy

Mr George Bright Anni Bansah, the Hohoe Constituency Chair, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the election of Mr Alban Bagbin as Speaker of Parliament as a "victory to democracy" in Ghana.

Mr Bagbin was elected to the third-highest office in the country to steer the affairs in Ghana's Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Mr Anni Bansah in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) disclosed that the competency of Mr Bagbin was what compelled some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus to vote for him during the secret ballot.

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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.

For President Akufo-Addo, the petition lacks substance, and rather a “face saving” attempt by Former President Mahama.

“The instant action is a ruse and face saving gimmick by the petitioner, after the petitioner and many senior members of the NDC party had prematurely claimed outright victory in the election, only to be badly exposed by results of the 1st respondent (EC), corroborated by all media houses of note in the country as well as many independent local and international observers,” President Akufo-Addo argued.

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.

The two, apart from attacking the substance of the petition, have also raised a preliminary legal objection, arguing that the petition does not even meet the requirement of Article 64(1) of the 1992 Constitution.


it is the case of the two that the petition does not allege infraction in any of the election conducted at the 38,622 polling stations and 311 special voting centers


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President Akufo-Addo says he is confident Ghana’s locally brewed gin, popularly called ‘apio’ is one of the high export commodities the nation can leverage in growing the economy.

The President said this in his second-term inauguration address on Thursday, January 7, 2021, emphasizing the need for Ghana to aggressively pursue self-reliance.

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The Elephant Leadership of NPP in the 21st Century and Beyond: A Rejoinder to the article entitled, “You cannot lead NPP as a Muslim and a Northerner”

This article is a rejoinder to the article entitled, “You cannot lead NPP as a Muslim and a Northerner”, which appeared on Ghanaweb online edition on January 03, 2021.


The Elephant Leadership of NPP in the 21st Century and Beyond: A Rejoinder to the article entitled, “You cannot lead NPP as a Muslim and a Northerner”


The NPP is built on democratic foundations, pillars and structures for effective governance, and with a very strong believe in free market enterprise economy, and an effective constitutional rule of law.

The travail and triumph of the party have been forged within the crucible of adversity, challenges and the furnace of fire in the pursuit of individual freedoms, social justice, liberties, equity and equality before the Law.

The noble ideals of NPP have always transcended regions, religion, gender, social and economic status. These noble ideals must continue as a shining light to guide the party through the days and nights in Ghana’s political cloud.

The party selected the elephant as a symbol to emphasize its character, philosophy, relationships and governance. From One Tribe Apparel, the symbolism of the Elephant represents sensitivity, loyalty, wisdom, stability, intelligence, peace, reliability and determination.

Elephants are gentle giants, which show great care towards their herd, offspring and elders. The elephant is very slow to anger, and thus, it is a calming, stable and patient symbol.

By its huge physical form, the elephant can destroy and dominate other animals, but it chooses to live in harmony with all. These leadership traits characterized Ex-President H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor (often referred to as a Gentle Giant) and now characterize the current President H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo. It is therefore critically important that the NPP’s 2024 flag bearer mimics these character traits of the elephant to represent the party and lead the nation.

In an article entitled, “You cannot lead NPP as a Muslim and a Northerner”, attributed to one Mr. E.G. Buckman, in which he addressed the issue of the choice of NPP flag bearer using a Southern/Northern strategy, he argued that it would be a mistake to field Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia as the party’s flag bearer for the 2024 elections because he is a Muslim and a Northerner. This proposition is dangerous, backward and it cannot and must not guide our party in the choice of her flag bearer now or anytime in the future.


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Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has explained his quiet mood when confusion rocked the inauguration of the 8th Parliament.

According to him, he received “intelligence” about the “game plan” long ago of acts to be perpetuated by National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament.



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