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Ghana: Court dismisses petition challenging re-election of Akufo-Addo

– – Ghana’s Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Ghana’s former President, John Mahama challenging the re-election of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr. Mahama was challenging the credibility of the results declared by the Electoral commission alleging that they were flawed. But after over 42 days of trial, the court said there was no evidence to proof the issues raised by the petitioner. The judgment brings an end to the legal challenge to the presidential election results of 2020. The legal team of the incumbent President has welcomed…

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Ghana’s President re-elected, opponent rejects results

– – Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has won re-election to serve another four year term in office. He was declared winner of the presidential election on Wednesday by the country’s electoral commission chairperson. President Akufo-Addo won by 51.59 percent with his closest rival, the former president, John Mahama securing 47.36 per cent of votes. “At the end of the polls, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, obtained 6,730,413 votes, being 51.595% of the total valid votes cast.” Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the electoral commission told a news…

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Ghana holds special voting ahead of December 7 polls

– – Ghana is holding a special voting exercise ahead of the actual voting day on December 7, 2020. Over 100,000 registered voters largely security officers, journalists and persons expected to discharge election duties on December 7 are casting their ballots. Covid-19 protocols are being strictly adhered by voters and officials managing the electoral process. There have been reports of relative calm at various polling stations across the country but pockets of reports of some voters not able to find their names on the electoral roll. The electoral commission has…

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Ghana: Actor John Dumelo a step closer to becoming a legislator

Top Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo who has his sight set on becoming a lawmaker on Saturday cleared his first hurdle. The “A Night with Her” actor won his party’s primaries in Ghana’s Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Dumelo is a member of Ghana’s opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The “Black Men Rock” actor with his party level victory will now face off with the representative of the ruling party, likely to be the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan. John Dumelo after his victory said he is putting in…

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