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Covid-19: Akufo Addo Basing Decisions On ‘Signs’, And Not Science – NDC

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Spokesperson of the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) Campaign Team, James Agyenim Boateng has insisted that President Akufo Addo’s decisions on curbing Covid-19 has been based on political signs and not science and data as Ghanaians have been made to believe.

Speaking with with Kwame Afrifa Mensah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, Agyenim Boateng stated that the Presidents decisions are focused on amassing votes in the December polls and not the health of Ghanaians.

“The president always says he is guided by data and science. Looking at what is happening, it appears the science he is talking about are ‘signs’ and not the science we know. His decisions are actually guided by political signs. There is nothing about this that is based on science,” he stated.

He added that Akufo Addo was not living up to his statement, “we know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life.”

“Subsequent to his quote, all that the president has done is to put lives into peril because he is thinking about the next elections. Most of the decisions he has taken are not because he wants to save lives but to score votes in the elections.”

President Akufo Addo in his series of addresses to the nation concerning the Covid-19, always insisted his decisions have been backed by science and data.

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Court Throws Out NDC’s Suit Against NPP MP Challenging Her Voter Eligibility

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A suit challenging the voter eligibility of Agona West Constituency MP, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison has been dismissed by the court.

The suit which was filed by party Branch Chairman at Wayaase, Mr Eric Yankey, on behalf of the NDC against the Gender Minister was thrown out by the court on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

The claims were that Hon Cynthia Morrison was not a resident in the Electoral Area for her to register as a voter and moreso become an MP.

However the court, in its ruling stated the the suit lacked merit and vindicated Hon. Morrison as an eligible voter in the consistuency.

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NPP’s Incompetent Tag On Me Won Them The 2016 Elections – Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has noted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016 deliberately tagged him with incompetence and trumpeted it loud enough for Ghanaians to believe it.

According to him, the several repetition of the incompetent tag on him to the Ghanaian people, made the NPP won because Ghanaians thought it was true.

However, as it stands now, Ghanaians have realized who is truly incompetent because they now have the chance to compare four years under him with that of the NPP.

“For those of us who studied Social psychology you can repeat something over and over again then people come to accept it as the truth and that is the strategy the NPP took in 2016.

“They put an underserved tag of incompetence on us and said it over and over again to get it stuck in the minds of people that we were indeed incompetent but today we can see what is happening,” he said.

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This EC Is Very Strange, I Sense Election Day Chaos – Mahama

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National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has bemoaned the work of the current Electoral Commission leadership.

Speaking in an interview on Woezor TV, the former president noted that the current EC Boss, Mrs Jean Mensah runs the electoral processes very strangely which could breed chaos on the election day.

He said, “I’m prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt that she has no malicious intent to rig the election but the degree of efficiency of giving us a credible voter register, is what we’re talking about”.

“I’m not talking about whether she has an evil intention or what. I know she is a Christian and I’m sure that in her own mind, she knows that she must do the right thing but the point is, the steps that they are taking are so inefficient and incompetent that we don’t know what is happening.

“We’ve had ECs, we’ve gone through registration exercises; this is the most disorderly and chaotic registration exercise we’ve ever seen and I’m worried about the election day because those new BVRs they’ve brought, we don’t know whether they work; people are going to try and they are going to be rejected but their names are going to be on the register and it’s going to create a lot of chaos.

“They’ve brought a new system where the presiding officer can override both the fingerprint and the facial recognition and do a manual. Meanwhile, my thought was that – and what they said was that – this new system is more efficient and is going to reduce the number of manual verifications that we do. It seems likely that it is rather going to increase it because we’ve not tested it, we’ve not done test runs, and, so, I fear for the chaos that will occur on election day”, Mahama stated.

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