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Npp Parliamentary Primaries: Police Identify 5 Hot Spots That Are Likely To Foment Trouble

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The Governing New Patriotic Party is all set to go to the polls tomorrow to elect their candidates who will represent the party in the parliamentary race in the December 2020 general election.

One of the regions that has been marked for fierce competition is the Eastern Region, a known stronghold of the party.

With 37 constituencies, out of which, 27 of them are in the NPP fold while the rest are under the main opposition National Democratic Congress, there is no doubt that the battle lines have already been drawn as the polls kick off tomorrow.

As the party heads to the polls to elect candidates for their strongholds, the Eastern Regional Police Command has noted 5 hot spots that are likely to spark disturbances as a result of the heat of the competition that exists between the contesting candidates.

The hot spots

Kade

At Kade, incumbent MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyase faces a strong competition from Eric Ntiri-Mensah, Kofi Ntow Kwaning, Dickson Akwasi Yeboah and Alexander Kwadwo Agyare.

Akim Oda

Akim Oda is a two-horse race between former deputy of Agriculture, William Agyapong Quaitoo, and Alexander Akwasi Acquah, the CEO of The Community Hospitals (TCH) Group.

 Nsawam-Adoagyiri

The sitting Member of Parliament for Adoagyiri Nsawam, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has to beat Afua Kyerewaa Nyantakyi and David Adu-Tutu Jnr to stand for re-election on December 7.

Nkawkaw

Nkawkaw is also a race fit for the gods as its former Member of Parliament, Seth Adjei Baah, and the incumbent, Eric Kwakye Darfour, who tossed him out of Parliament in 2012 come face-to-face again. Four other candidates also in the race–Joyce Opoku-Boateng, Joseph Frempong, Kwabena Adusa Okerchiri and David Boateng Asante.

New Juaben South

Perhaps the keenest of the contest in the Eastern Region is between the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah and the Chief Executive of the Free Zones Board, Michael Okyere, who has vowed to unseat the incumbent New Juaben South MP.

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Voter’s Register: Timely Intervention Of Muntaka Saves 7 ‘NPP Minors’ From Severe Beatings In Asawase

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Seven JHS Students who were allegedly bused by a tutor Bismark Okyere to register in the Asawase Constituency have been arrested after protests from NDC polling agents.

One student was first arrested when he was spotted in a queue attempting to register. The student upon sensing danger following the anger of the NDC supporters at the registration center attempted to run but luck eluded him when he was apprehended.

The timely intervention of the Incumbent NDC MP for the Area, Muntaka Mubarak prevented what would have been an unfortunate lynching by the vigilant NDC agents.

The student then confessed he was bused to the registration center by his teacher with 20 other final year students. He quickly pointed 6 other students who were already in queue to register. They were also arrested.

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Carlos Ahenkorah Must Be Prosecuted – Asiedu Nketia Spits More Fire

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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has laughed off President Akufo-Addo’s decision to let MP for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah off the hook because he has resigned.

According to General Mosquito, the resignation of the Member of Parliament for Tema West is not punitive enough for the harm he allegedly caused.

Carlos Ahenkorah resigned from his deputy ministerial position following severe backlash after admitting he breached COVID-19 protocols by visiting a registration centre despite being aware that he had tested positive for the virus.

In a Citi News interview during his tour of Voter Registration Exercise in the Volta Region, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the prosecution of the former Deputy Minister is the only way to show the government’s commitment to evenhandedly deal with offenders of the Coronavirus safety rules.

“There are positive cases identified at the Presidency, but nothing is happening. There have been positive cases identified in the house of Parliament, but Parliament is still sitting. Even when one case was identified in a factory, they close the factory down. You go to the hospitals, and when one case is identified, they close the ward down. Now in the House of Parliament where all these laws are made, they identified more than 13 cases in Parliament, and they are still sitting because they have to wait to pass laws to make Nana Akufo-Addo continue as President.” He said.

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OccupyGhana Calls For Prosecution Against Carlos Ahenkorah

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Pressure group, OccupyGhana has called on the Ghana Police to launch an investigation into Carlos Ahenkorah’s Covid-19 gaffe and prosecute him if found guilty.

In a statement issued on Friday July 3, 2020, the group expressed their disappointment with Mr Ahenkorah for abandoning isolation and coming out to public space knowing very well he has the Coronavirus.

“He has admitted that after testing positive for COVID-19, and before obtaining a subsequent negative test, he recklessly and callously put himself in the public space, visiting registration centres in the Tema West Constituency.

“By this, he put his fellow citizens at such high risk of contracting the coronavirus disease. As a minister of state of a government that is battling hard against this pandemic, he has shown a remarkable lack of good sense on the social and physical distancing that is required by law, on the pain of criminal prosecution,” the statement read.

Aside his resignation, the group wants an investigation and possible prosecution if found guilty.

It further asked the New Patriotic Party to make him stand down as their Parliamentary candidate.

“We also call on the New Patriotic Party to withdraw him as their candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections,” the group demanded.

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