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No security officer at Ayawaso West Wuogon was armed – EC dissociates from violence

The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has rejected allegations that the by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency was marred by violence. The EC particularly took exception to a report by the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) that voters were intimidated by security officers. No official explanation has yet been given to the 19.83 per cent voter turnout aside the withdrawal… Read More
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Mahama’s violence comment unfortunate – Political Analyst

A political analyst, Dr Osei Bonsu, has described former President John Mahama’s comment on the violence that characterised the Ayawaso West Wuogon elections as unfortunate. According to Dr Bonsu, the former president should not have said the NDC would match the New Patriotic Party (NPP) boot-for-boot because such comments have the tendency to incite violence. “Everyone condemned what happened in… Read More
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Goosie Tanoh, Alabi condemn Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence

Presidential aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Alabi and Goosie Tanoh, have both condemned Thursday’s violence that characterized the by-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency. The two, who are seeking to lead the NDC in the 2020 election, blamed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the ‘attacks’, describing the actions of the governing party as an… Read More
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Foreign Affairs Minister summoned over US visa restriction

The Foreign Affairs Committee has summoned the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, over the United States visa restrictions on Ghana by the Department of Homeland Security.  Clement Apaak, a member of the Committee said leaders on both sides of the House have taken the matter seriously thus the decision to invite the minister. “Early next week, we will have… Read More
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Expedite investigations into Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Ghana Police Service to expedite investigations into the circumstances leading to the violence which was perpetrated against members and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Thursday’s by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Accra. Scores of NDC members and supporters, including the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram,… Read More
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Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was peaceful, smooth and orderly – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC)says the by-election held in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on Thursday went as planned with no hitches. Jean Mensa, the EC Chairperson said the polling process was successful and none of the Commission’s officials encountered a challenge at any of the 137 polling stations in the constituency. “At the end of the by-elections at the Ayawaso… Read More
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By-election violence: Treat security situation as priority – CHRAJ tells government

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has appealed to President Akufo-Addo take the country’s security situation as a matter of priority. The Commission in a statement said the violence that ensued at the La Bawaleshie polling centre during Thursday’s by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency is a reflection on the entire security situation in the country.… Read More
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CODEO’s Wuogon observations lies – Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission has rejected and described some observations of the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) as far as the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was concerned, as “untrue”. At a post-by-election press conference at the EC’s headquarters on Friday, 1 February 2019, the Chairperson of the election management body, Mrs Jean Mensa, said: “On the allegation of the shooting… Read More
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Akufo-Addo lauds EC on ‘free, fair, transparent’ Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) on the conduct of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election, which elected wife of the deceased Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremanteng Agyarko, to succeed him in Parliament. While congratulating Lydia Syram Alhassan on her 69 per cent victory in the election, the president noted the EC displayed… Read More
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By-election chaos: OccupyGhana wants full-scale independent inquiry

Pressure group OccupyGhana is proposing a full-scale independent inquiry into the conduct of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. The group said it is disappointed “that a by-election right in the capital of Ghana could degenerate into such acts of violence, some of which were captured in pictures and videos that are making the rounds in the traditional and social media.”… Read More