Election 2012 - Daily News Review May 10, 2012 

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Trial of NPP activists prosecution ask for more time

5 People arrested for rioting over Kennedy Agyapong’s  arrest have had their  case adjourned to May 30th by the Accra Circuit Court because prosecutors have said they are not ready. [The Ghanaian Times, Front Page]

 Was Biometric Voter Registration Successful? EC Asks Ghanaians To Judge.

In an interview with the Times,  the chairman of the EC Dr K. Afari Gyan has asked that should the question of the success of the BVR be asked, Ghanaians should  assess the success of the BVR themselves to answer that. [The Ghanaians times, Page 3]


Prisoners With Fake Names Police Explain

The Electoral Commission has given the Ghana Prison Services a 20- day ultimatum to submit authentic records of inmates to enable them participate in the BVR. However COP Agblor has said in an interview with the Times that many people in the prisons have fake names and not all are detected even after investigations. This then will take a toll on the records being gathered. [The Ghanaian Times, Page 3]

Amadu Sulley Sworn in as Deputy Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Amadu Sulley the newly chosen Deputy Electoral Commissioner took his pledge in a swearing in on Tuesday in Accra.  Amadu replaces Kanga who retired on April 29th this year. [The Ghanaian Times, Page 12]


 Public officers who contested party primaries to resign – GII

In a  statement signed by the Executive Secretary, Vitus Azeem, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International has asked all public officers who contested political party primaries to resign immediately in accordance with the law, according to Guide.

He said steps should be taken to identify all such public officers who have publicly declared their party affiliation and sanction them, if they have not already resigned. [Daily Guide]               

Mills Covers Woyome – AFAG

It has been alleged that the president, Atta Mills, is “protecting his one-time financier from facing justice in the alleged fraudulent acquisition of GH¢51.2million for no job done”.

Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) believes President Mills is involved in an attempt to cover up the issue and its Chairman, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie raised this issue at a press conference in Accra yesterday. [Daily Guide, Front Page]


CPP ready for congress amidst internal opposition

The Convention Peoples Party has indicated that its intended delegates congress scheduled for Saturday will come on despite the National Youth Organizer, Murtala Mohammed’s stiff opposition.

However Nii Armah Akomfrah, the CPP Communications Director said Murtala would not stop the congress in an interview with Citi News. [Daily Guide]

Statistical Service Stings Bawumia

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has reacted to parts of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia’s statements during the Ferdinand Ayim Memorial Lecture in Accra.

“Dr Philomena Nyarko, acting Government Statistician, at a press conference in Accra yesterday, said Dr Bawumia’s statement that the country’s single digit inflation was “not consistent with the economic fundamentals and developments in some key indicators” was unfortunate.” [Daily Guide,Page 2]

Also on the same story the but with the headline Bawumia Misled Public – Government, by Daily Graphic on the Front Page, GSS has “expressed concern over what it says is the misinterpretation of some indicators and inflation figures by … Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, which tends to undermine the service’s credibility.”

Farmers Manifesto To Challenge Politicians

“The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), with support from Oxfam GB, Ghana, is developing a National Farmers’ Manifesto that will challenge political parties to address major issues hampering the development of small-scale agriculture and food security through increased investment in that sector”, reports Graphic.


 The President of the PFAG, Mr Mohammed Nashiru stated this at  a Northern Zonal Consultative Meeting on the Farmers’ Manifesto in Tamale.  [Daily Graphic, Page 16]


I’m Ready To Fight Corruption - Akwetey

Addressing the Greater Accra regional delegate at Osu presbyterian hall in Accra on Tuesday, the Convention People’s Party presidential aspirant, Mr Bright Akwetey, has assured Ghanaians he is ready to fight corruption and indiscipline if elected as the flag-bearer for the party and ultimately win the presidential elections. [Daily Graphic, Page 17]

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