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Ghana’s opposition files court papers to challenge 2020 poll results

– – Lawyers for Ghana’s opposition leader, John Mahama have filed court papers at the country’s supreme court challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election. The filing of the court papers took place on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the capital Accra. On Tuesday the opposition party the NDC said its National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved the party’s decision to go to court to challenge the results of the 2020 elections. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo won re-election to serve another four year term in office. – – He was declared…

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Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging to keep the governing party in power. Hundreds of NDC supporters on Thursday morning marched to the EC headquarters, in the capital, Accra chanting slogans such as “No Mahama No…

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Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging to keep the governing party in power. Hundreds of NDC supporters on Thursday morning marched to the EC headquarters, in the capital, Accra chanting slogans such as “No Mahama No…

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Ghana’s president appoints 15-member transition team

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday appointed a 15-member transition team to ensure he begins his second term in office smoothly. President Akufo-Addo was declared winner for a second term in this month’s presidential election. Ghana’s constitution requires that the winning presidential candidate names a transitional team within 24 hours after the electoral commission officially declares results. The team will be chaired by President Akufo-Addo’s chief of staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. The election commission on Wednesday said President Akufo-Addo won the election with 51.59% of the total votes…

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Ghana’s major presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of polls

– – The two leading candidates in Ghana’s Presidential election on December 7 have signed a peace pact at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. The incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and opposition leader and former president John Mahama committed to a peaceful election in an event that was broadcast live on national television. Both leading candidates will be going head to head for the third time in a presidential election. In 2012, former president John Mahama beat the President Akufo-Addo but the current president was successful in the 2016 election…

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Ghana: 12 candidates cleared to contest presidential election

– – Ghana’s Electoral Commission has given the green light to twelve presidential aspirants to contest the December presidential election. The twelve were cleared after successfully going through the filing process of the Electoral Commission. Those cleared include the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party and former President John Mahama of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. Three female candidates including former first lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party have also been given the green light to contest the upcoming polls. The EC…

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