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Adom Otchere Sends Strong Warning To NDC Lawyers To Desist From Using His Video Without Permission

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Host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Paul Adom-Otchere has expressed unhappiness over the National Democratic Congress’ decision to use an interview he conducted with Peter Mac Manu, the campaign chairman of the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) as part of their evidence in court without giving him credit.

Speaking on his show, he indicated that the NDC’s action infringes on the intellectual property rights of Metro TV and therefore he’ll have to fine them for that.

“We don’t want people to just take our video, go to court and ask the court to show it and you don’t say anything about Metro TV […] but that video doesn’t belong to you. I do not even know why the court did not ask them where did you get the video from; the video is not yours, it’s not NDC TV, it is Metro TV and the interview was not conducted by the editor of NDC TV news, it was conducted by Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV…,” he noted.

“…It’s our work, it’s not your work. You don’t take somebody’s work to the court and say show it in support of my case without recognising that this is somebody’s work. I am totally shocked! This is the altar of law, this is the platform of law. Intellectual property is a cardinal part of today’s law, that intellectual property is so serious…I don’t like that!

“You don’t respect our work and we are disappointed and if you know the work we do here, you will respect it. We respect your work and we expect you to respect our work; it’s very very important. This is bad. NDC lawyers don’t do that again,” he warned.

He further said he’ll be sending a bill to the NDC’s National Communicator, Sammy Gyamfi to pay.

“We’ll send a bill to Sammy Gyamfi; GH¢1,250 and you are going to buy our crew Marwako fried rice and chicken for three consecutive programmes,” he stressed.

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NPP, NDC Agree To Remain Peaceful After Petition Verdict – Government

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Government says it has reached an agreement with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to do everything possible to maintain the stability enjoyed in the country ahead of the pronouncement of the verdict in the ongoing 2020 election petition hearing.

According to the President’s representative at the Information Ministry, this was one of the resolutions reached at a high-powered delegation from both sides at a meeting on February 25, 2021.

The consultative meeting of 30 participants including top security hierarchy and chaired by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare was hosted by the National Security Ministry.

Former President John Mahama is currently in court seeking to annul the results of the December 7 election over irregularities which he believes saw Nana Akufo-Addo emerge President.

After weeks of arguments at the Supreme Court by lawyers for the petitioner and respondents, the apex court is set to deliver judgment on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The statement signed by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah indicated that both parties agreed to trigger measures to prevent their party faithful from fueling chaos after the Supreme Court declaration.

“Regarding the on-going election petition, all parties committed to the
need to preserve the peace in the aftermath of the verdict by urging their
supporters to exercise restraint and desist from any provocative acts that could undermine law and order.”

The meeting was generally geared towards reviewing “the security arrangements put in place for the conduct of the elections and expressed divergent concerns about the events that characterized the collation and declaration of the results.”

While calling for closure to election-related violence that characterised the 2020 general election through investigation and sanctioning of perpetrators, the gathering further called on the Police Service to “improve upon the policing of election materials in future elections.”

“The parties called for thorough investigations into the incidents that marred the peaceful conduct and declaration of the results notably in Odododiodoo, Savlegu, Ablekuma Central, Sefwi Wiawso, and Techiman South constituencies among others.”

The March 1 statement further reiterated the “need to continue the political and security dialogue in the best interest of the country.”

Also present at the meeting were; the Presidential Advisor on Security, Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Okyere (Rtd), Albert Kan-Dapaah, the
President’s Representative at the Ministry of National Security, Ambrose
Dery, the President’s Representative at the Ministry of Interior, Freddie Blay and John Boadu, NPP Chairman and General Secretary respectively.

The NDC was also represented by Kofi Totobi-Quakyi, former Minister for National Security, Lt Col Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (Rtd), Former National Security Coordinator and Director for Operations, Capt (GN) Baffour Assasie-Gyimah, former Deputy National Security Advisor and Mr. Kofi Attoh, National Vice Chairman. Also, in attendance were the IGP James Oppong-Buanuh and the CDS Rear Admiral Seth Amoama.

Source: MyJoyonline

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I Couldn’t Chew Ballot Papers Because Of My Nose Mask; ‘Shameful’ Carlos Ahenkorah Finally Explains Ballot Snatching

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Tema West lawmaker, Carlos Ahenkorah has explained why he ‘disgracefully’ snatched ballot papers during the voting of a Speaker for the 8th Parliament on January 7, this year.

Speaking on UTV’s Morning Show he indicated that contrary to reports, he was unable to chew the ballot papers due to the nose mask he was wearing.

“The NDC came with a certain mind, a certain mindset and that is what they wanted to achieve and nothing was going to stop them,” he was quoted by ghanaweb.

He continued: “I realised that after the counting of the ballot papers, voting has been established and everything is finished,” Ahenkorah said trying to justify why he decided to go and snatch the papers for voting to start all over again so that the NPP side can ensure that the whip system is restored to enable them to get the 138 votes.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get the kind of support Muntaka got from his people….”

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Twitter Reacts To Kojo Oppong Nkrumah’s Rejection By The Appointments Committee

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Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, jumped to the top spot of social media trends last night after he was rejected by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Information indicates that the nominations of Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto have been rejected by the committee after their vetting.

The reports state that Oppong Nkrumah was rejected because some committee members believe he was dishonest with his answers on some key issues.

One issue that cost him outright disapproval was his connection with television station MX24.

It is believed that while Oppong Nkrumah denied any affiliation with the media house, some members of the committee are firm in their conviction that he is the owner of the company.

His role in the contempt charge of former Deputy Attorney General Dominic Ayine by the seven justices of the Supreme Court sitting on the 2020 election petition has also been cited as a reason for his rejection.

Below are some reactions from Twitter to the news about Mr Nkrumah’s Rejection.

Source: GhanaWeb

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