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NDC Bought The Votes Of Some NPP MPs – Carlos Ahenkorah Suggests As He Explains Why He Snatched Ballot Papers



Tema West lawmaker Carlos Ahenkorah who snatched ballot papers during the Speaker election in Parliament on Thursday has apologised for his action.

According to the former deputy Trade Minister, his conduct was out of love for the ruling NPP.

Mr Ahenkorah has come under fierce criticisms after he was captured on television snatching ballot papers during counting after MPs voted to elect a Speaker for the 8th Parliament.

In a write-up explaining his actions, the lawmaker also suggested that some of his colleagues might have been bought over by the NDC.

Read His Full Write-up Below….

My party the Npp of course enjoys a slim majority in parliament courtesy the independent candidate from fomena. By this arithmetic, the Npp was supposed to occupy the right side of the speaker in the chamber. When we got to parliament the opposition had occupied our seats. We tried to convince and work things out with them but they declined whilst almost assaulting the marshal’s of parliament. We conceded because of the inauguration ahead of us and sat in their space.

Then the clerk of parliament announced that the injuncted assin north mp couldn’t vote by virtue of a court order served on him. After a long heated debate The ndc still wouldn’t yield. leadership went into conclave and returned with one of the most unfavourable agreements ever.

That a clause in the constitution forbades anyone who isn’t qualified to vote in parliament to vote. If the injuncted mp elect decides to vote he suffers the consequences afterwards himself. How ridiculous! What if his vote changes the outcome of the elections before he goes to court?
Then we got to voting and the minority claimed they won’t allow any whipping, in order words no one can show their vote to their whips after voting. Really? Then what’s the whip system for? Why do we have whips? Since the beginning of the 4th Republic, elections had always been controlled by whips to ensure their members vote on a particular line. It happens everywhere in this world. Asking us not to be whipped sent us all wondering.

The npp didn’t comply. The clerk ruled that voting could commence after a little back and forth. As the first few npp members voted the ndc whip in the person of muntaka attacked an npp member and collected his ballot paper from him because he’s shown it to someone.

A scuffle ensued and he took the ballot box itself and the ballots inside away. After a long wait, balloting recommenced. This time the same muntaka took the ballot box and run off that someone was showing their ballot whiles John Jinapor and Sam George kick boxed the voting booth.

This act happened 3x so leadership had to go into conclave once more. Upon their return they asked us not to show our votes anymore. I Immediately sensed danger especially when during voting we noticed many skirmishes where some opposition members would cross over into the npp voting booth to vote there etc.

Looking at the slim margin between us all the ndc had to do was to buy a couple of members of npp and carry the day. So i indicated to leadership the dangers in that ruling. After voting and true to my words, the npp votes counted 136 instead of 138 numbers we had. I wouldn’t accept that.

The irregularities accompanying the voting from the start were too many which had compromised the voting so much so that I’d to create a situation for a rerun. Just as my colleague from the other side took the ballot box away on 3 occasions, i also grabbed a few ballot papers before they could be counted so as to force a rerun.

Its a very tough situation to have opposition as speaker especially when he’s the president in the absence of Nana Addo and his vice not to mention how parliament would function by passing the presidents policies and laws to pave way for development. My colleagues on the majority side couldn’t help take advantage of my sacrifices to force a rerun and we’d to settle for an opposition speaker. I must say i am heart broken and dejected. We’ve not seen the end of this yet.

With this success they would tell us what they want and what they don’t in parliament because the whip system has been compromised. This is so sad. I’ll die for my party any day. i did it for the grassroots who relied on us in power to survive, the president who needs some peace to run the country and the greater npp party as a whole because we cannot always allow the ndc to threaten and vilify us. I apologise though to my family and friends both far and near who may be affected by my actions. The Npp in me couldn’t be controlled. I apologise but i tried!!!

Source: GhanaFeed.Com


Group Uncovers Names Of NPP Bigwigs Sponsoring Tribal, Religious Campaign Against Bawumia



An active youth group aligned with the governing NPP, STUNNAD, says it has uncovered names of persons behind a vile propaganda against the person of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

It said the covert activities of these persons including some northerners is to do all they can to sow seed of discord, calculated at scuttling the presidential ambition of the second gentleman of the land.

“Some individuals have been deployed by some NPP big-wigs to spread negative tribal comments purposely to misinform the general public about why NPP should not present Dr. Bawumia as its next flagbearer.”

Well meaning Ghanaians have been called upon by the youth group to disregard such negative activities and condemn any ethnocentrism in Ghanaian politics.

STUNNAD has therefore threatened to release names of persons behind the attacks.

“We caution the groups and the individuals as well as their sponsors to immediately put a stop to it, else STUNNAD will not hesitate to ‘name and shame’ persons behind this unnecessary and dangerous politics.”

Below is the full statement

Stop the Tribal/Religious Plans against Dr. Bawumia immediately – STUNNAD warns!

STUNNAD through its activities has discovered a very dangerous tribal/religious agenda set-up by some individuals within the NEW Patriotic Party across the country aiming at attacking Dr. Mahmud Bawumia’s political life. Some individuals have been deployed by some NPP big-wigs to spread negative tribal comments purposely to misinform the general public about why NPP should not present Dr. Bawumia as its next flag bearer. We are by this statement calling on all well-meaning Ghanaians, especially members of the New Patriotic Party to condemn and desist from such agenda, knowing that it has the potency to destroy the country.

We caution the groups and the individuals as well as their sponsors to immediately put a stop to it, else STUNNAD will not hesitate to “name and shame” persons behind this unnecessary and dangerous politics. It is important to note that the Constitution of the Republic clearly speaks against such ethnocentrism. Article 17(1) and (2) of the Constitution, 1992 explicitly states that “All persons shall be equal before the law. (2) A person shall not be discriminated against on grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, creed or social or economic status.  The constitution further explained in clause (3) of the same Article that “for the purpose of this article, “discriminate” means to give different treatment to different persons attributable only or mainly to their respective descriptions by race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, gender, occupation, religion or creed…”

It must be stated that the NPP party was built on a tradition devoid of such tribalism and religious campaigns aim at attacking its members who aspire to lead the party at any level. It is therefore wrong for any member or individual to incites and instigate tribal/religious attack against any member. We therefore warn and condemn comments such as “Ghana is not ready for a Muslim cum Northerner as a president”, “we Akans/Christians are not fools to vote for a Muslim as a president” , “Dr. Bawumia has circled himself with only Northerners and Muslims,” etc.

Again, we like to state that we are fully aware of some gland schemes by some Northerners and Muslims who are not in support of Dr. Bawumia’s political aspiration but they however, pretend as though as they are and unintelligently spew these dangerous tribal/religious comments cunningly targeting mainly some naïve Akans/Christians to mislead them to campaign against the political aspiration of H.E Dr. Mahmud  Bawumia.

In conclusion, we like to urge all Ghanaians, especially the NPP members to disregard any such agenda and plans by any person within or without the party. We believe that every person must be judged based on the quality of his/her conduct and life, devoid of any socio-ethnic discriminations.


Chris Arthur, National President

Salahu-Deen Musah …… Secretary

Papa Akwasi Oppong-Frimpong – Director of Programs.

Source: Angelonline

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Okyehene Orders Fetish Priest To Produce Woman Who Invoked Curses On Akufo-Addo, Okuapenhene Within One Week Or Be Banished



The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has issued a warning to the Fetish Priest who was seen in a viral video presiding over a curse invoked by an unidentified woman against the President and the Okuapenhene.

The Kukurantumi-based fetish Priest, Togbe Shitor was ordered to produce the said woman within one week or be banished from the land.

The very angry Okyehene issued this warning yesterday when the fetish Priest was summoned to the Ofori Panin fie to answer questions.

Meanwhile, the Okyehene has also decreed that the fetish priestess who was fingered in the Kasoa Murder incident will be banished from Amanase, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Okyehene.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Don’t Worry, Mahama Will Be NDC Flagbearer By Hook Or Crook – Sammy Gyamfi Tells UCC Students



National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has assured the NDC TEIN branch of the University of Cape Coast that former President Mahama will lead the Party in 2024 come what may.

There have been rumours that the former president will call time on his political ambitions after leading the NDC for 3 successive elections.

These rumours gained more attention after an EIU report predicted that the NDC stood a chance of winning the 2024 election if they presented a new candidate.

However, addressing party comrades on the UCC Campus, Sammy Gyamfi assured the students that Mr Mahama will lead party by hook or crook.

Sammy Gyamfi also insisted that the NDC was robbed of victory in the 2020 Election, claiming that he knows for a fact because he was part of the team that audited the party’s pink sheets.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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