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What Nation Is Akufo-Addo Going To Handover To Me? – Mahama Bemoans Electoral Violence

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Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has bemoaned the violence associated with the voter registration exercise asking what sort of country President Akufo Addo will hand over to him should he win power on December 7.

Addressing the media at Bole in the Savannah Region after acquiring his voters identification card, Mahama said successive governments under the fourth republic had left the country united and peaceful but same may not be said for Akufo Addo.

“President Rawlings was the first president under the Fourth Republic. He ruled this country for eight years and handed over peacefully to President Kufour, President Kufour was in power for eight years and he handed over the peaceful and united country to the late Professor Evans Atta Mills and I took over in 2012 after the unfortunate passing over of Professor Mills. I handed over a peaceful and united country to Akufo-Addo. Unfortunately, what nation is Akufo-Addo going to handover to me when I take over from him in 2021?” he quizzed

He accused the Akufo Addo led government of doing everything it takes to remain in power.

“The Akufo-Addo government is trampling our democracy. A lot of things that are happening; closure of radio stations and just recently during this registration exercise the elimination of people and the questioning of their citizenship and the use of the military to prevent people from registering. It all shows a government that is determined to do everything to hang on to power,” he said.

Mahama added, “we will bring back the peace and unity in this country. We will make all our people feel they belong to this country and that some people do not own this country than others.”

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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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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