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Video: Manifestos Won’t Matter In This Year’s Elections – Gabby Otchere-Darko

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Staunch Member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere Darko has insisted that both the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and NPP won’t need a manifesto to convince Ghanaians to vote for them in the December polls.

According to him both parties have had the chance to rule the country in recent times therefore their achievements and records will be of utmost concern to the Ghanaian.

Speaking on Citi TV Gabby said, “arguably this will be the easiest election for the Ghanaian voter to make a choice… It’s not about what I promise you the voter as a candidate because the promise must be measured based on what I did when I was in office. Manifestos are intentions. If you notice, it cuts across board.

Whichever democratic country you can look at, when it comes to the election, they don’t necessarily go and take every manifesto pledge so that’s why I’m talking about intention but the country can look at what you said you were going to do and then weigh that promise against the challenges, the opportunities and your delivery,” he noted.

He added, “”my point is that, the manifesto is as relevant particularly when the country has had the opportunity to assess the two…. Precisely! Manifestos may not matter as much as they did when Mahama was coming for the first time or when Akufo-Addo was coming for the first time.” Gabby said in validation of a statement the host, Umaru Sanda made in seeking clarification on whether manifestos will be of prominence in the upcoming December polls.”

The NPP General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu has announced August 22 as their manifesto launch.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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I Wish To Help Waakye But He Is A Strong NPP Member— A-Plus

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Outspoken Ghanaian Musician, Kwame A Plus has revealed his intention to help veteran actor, Prince Yawson popularly known as Waakye but what is denying him from helping the actor is because he’s a strong NPP supporter.

His reaction comes after the actor’s search for funds to address his health challenges proved futile.

However, Kwame A-Plus believes that, since Waakye is a strong NPP supporter, the NPP should help him. He alleged that the NPP party has been stealing money and can’t help their member.

Below is his full post

I wish I could raise money for him like we always do but he is a strong NPP supporter. They should help him. All the money that you are stealing you can’t help your members.

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Galamsey: Which Kind Of President Jails His Citizens And Spare Foreigners? Inusah Fuseini Wonders

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Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has criticised President Akufo-Addo for being discriminative in his ‘failed’ fight against illegal mining (galamsey).

Speaking to Citi News, he bemoaned how unjust it is to arrest illegal miners and jail the Ghanaians amongst them whiles the foreigners, most of which are Chinese nationals, are made to go scot free.

“It is unjust to incarcerate Ghanaians for violating the law and letting go of foreigners. Foreigners are not allowed to engage in small-scale mining. Ghanaians have the right to apply for and obtain licenses to engage in small scale mining,” he said.

He hammered and justified former president John Dramani Mahama’s pledge to grant amnesty to these jailed galamseyers should he win the December 2020 polls.

“It is within the prerogative powers of the president to forgive persons who have been incarcerated for breaking the law. These people should know that there is somebody who cares for them. This is not to spite the NPP, the problem we have with small scale mining is how to regulate it for the benefit of Ghanaians. We have come to the conclusion that we cannot continue to prohibit Ghanaians from doing so,” Alhaji Fuseini stated.

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Who Are You Coming To Free? How Many People Have Been Jailed For Galamsey? Mahama Quizzed

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A Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio has slammed former president John Dramani Mahama for promising to free jailed illegal miners if he wins the December polls.

John Mahama, at a rally in the Mpohor Constituency in the Western Region vowed to grant amnesty to jailed illegal miners under the Akufo-Addo led administration.

In reaction, Mr. Owusu called on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer to come out and make public the number of people that have been jailed because of illegal mining.

“It is an embarrassment because of the person this particular promise is coming from. Currently, he is promising heaven and earth. I know that he will not even win the election. He is promising something that he cannot do. He should tell us how many people have been put behind bars,” he told Citi News.

“Even when we increased the punitive measures, no one was jailed. So I am surprised about what he is talking about. Let him come out and tell us the number of people that were jailed. He is just promising and lying to appeal to the public for votes,” he added.

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