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NDC MP for Afram Plains South is a thief

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has described the NDC Member of Parliament Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah as a thief.

According to him, the said MP is a known criminal who is currently on the wanted list of INTERPOL for grievous crimes he committed in New Zealand and Australia.

Barely two months to the December 7 elections, the NDC withdrew the MP who was also the party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the area from the contest and replaced him with Eric Osei Owusu.

The party’s decision followed an Accra High Court in August granting an application for interlocutory injunction against Joseph Appiah Boateng.

The plaintiff Dickson Adjei Danso prayed the court to restrain the defendant from campaigning for the December polls until a final determination of case.

Reports say the incumbent MP, angered by his inability to contest the election is campaigning against his own party with seven days to the election.

But addressing a crowd of NDC supporters in Afram Plains South urged party supporters to ignore Hon. Appiah Boateng as the NDC cannot continue to work with a criminal.

“We’ve gone for documents from Interpol bearing the photos of our sitting MP, Joseph Appiah Boateng which indicates that Interpol is wants him arrested for crimes in he committed in Australia and New Zealand. NDC is not a party of thieves. So just as there’s a fight against thieves and criminals in Ghana, we NDC also will expose any thief in our midst. We will not shield a thief to represent us in Parliament. The report from Interpol made it impossible for Joseph Appiah Boateng to file his nomination for the December 7 Parliamentary election.”

Asiedu Nketia narrating further said: “In the Interpol report, it is stated that the MP was arrested in New Zealand, furthermore he’s changed his names more than six times, all the names he’s used before are in that report. Where ever he is now, if I were him I would have remained quiet and pray that no one takes me on for entering Parliament illegally.”

He continued: “If anyone knows Joseph Appiah Boateng, he should tell him that he’s not part of the December 7 election, he should pray that someone does not haul him to court to demand that he refunds all the salaries he’s taken since becoming an MP and also being jailed. Maybe the NPP has promised him that they are going to win the upcoming election and will not jail him when they assume power, that is why he’s doing their dirty job. We wish him the best.”

Asiedu Nketia added: The university he claims to have attended abroad has come out to deny him, and so just as I have said he has a lot of cases against him and we are going to use legal means to deal with each issue one after the other.”

Voting day: Do not use EC’s tissue paper – Yaw Boamah warns

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah has cautioned supporters of the party not to make the mistake of using any material offered by the Electoral Commission (EC) to rub their hands before folding up their ballot paper on election day.

It is unclear why the lawyer cum politician gave that advice on his Facebook wall on Monday.

Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 to elect a new President and 275 Parliamentarians to help govern the country for the next 4 years.

Political watchers believe the election is a two-horse race between the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the largest opposition New Patriotic Party.

Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 to elect a new President and 275 Parliamentarians to help govern the country for the next 4 years.

Political watchers believe the election is a two-horse race between the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the largest opposition New Patriotic Party.

Mahama can’t govern a developed country – Dan Botwe

Former General Secretary of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dan Botwe has said President John Mahama will lack the competence to govern any developed country if he were to be given such an opportunity.

According to him, since the president has reduced and restricted govenance to only the provision of infrastructure, he’ll will be found wanting if he’s put in the helm of affairs in countries which have massive infrastructure development better than what he (Mahama) is boasting of providing in Ghana.

President John Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has touted the government’s achievement in providing infrastructure all across the country in a record time which they claim is unprecedented in the country’s history.

Mr Mahama who’s seeking re-election in the upcoming December 7 poll has said the NDC has engendered “massive” infrastructural development in the following five sectors: water, power, education, healthcare, and roads.

But speaking on Peace FM Kokrokoo show Tuesday, Dan Botwe who’s also the Member of Parliament for Okere stated that governance is not only about doing projects.

“President John Mahama can only boast of building schools, hospitals and constructing roads, which was made possible with Ghana’s oil money, loans etcetera, that is not enough. In anycase every government including Col. Acheampong’s military junta, provides these things . I haven’t heard the Mahama-led government talk about a new programme or policy they’ve introduced that will turn around the lives of Ghanaians.”

He added: “If Mahama is made the President of UK, USA or Holland now, there’s nothing more he can do because these countries already have interchanges, hospitals, schools, etc. No this is not all governance is about. President Kufour provided all these infrastrucres but he added ideas and social intevention programmes which enhanced the living condition of Ghanaians, that is why the NPP must be voted back to power to continue with the good works Kufour started.”

Adwoa Safo targets 90,000 votes for Akufo-Addo

Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya constituency, Sarah Adwoa Safo, is targeting 90,000 votes for herself and the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the upcoming general elections.

She strongly believes that her hard work in the constituency over the last four years will earn her and Nana Akufo-Addo the much needed votes that will secure victory for the elephant family considering the huge number of electorate in the area and the fact that it is their stronghold.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a musical rally at the Atomic Park on Sunday, November 27, 2016, the lawmaker said “We have embarked on operation 90,000 votes so having done the house-to-house, churches, door-to-door, meeting groups and opinion leaders in the constituency I needed to round it all up with this rally to make sure that my people are reassured that indeed this is a stronghold and we must not disappoint Nana Akufo-Addo and we must not disappoint Adwoa Safo. We must deliver the 90,000 votes and that is why we are having this programme today.”

In the 2012 general elections, Nana Akufo-Addo secured 61,534 votes, representing 61.93% of the total valid votes cast while President John Dramani Mahama garnered 37,278 votes, representing 37.52% of the total valid votes cast.

In the parliamentary election, Sarah Adwoa Safo of the NPP polled 63,373, representing 63.75% of the total valid votes cast while Sophia Karen Ackuaku of the NDC amassed 35,366 votes, representing 35.58% of the total valid cast.

Adwoa Safo commenting further said the constituency has grown in terms of voter population, believing that all first time voters as well as those who have assessed her performance over the last four years are all going to vote for her and Nana Akufo-Addo.

She is also confident that those who voted for the NDC in the previous elections have had a change of mind and are going to come out in their numbers to vote for her and the presidential candidate of the elephant family.

“We have done our assessment and we know the 90,000 votes is feasible looking at the huge voter population in this constituency. Nana Addo’s message of hope is all over and the people are clamouring for change looking at the hardships they are going through. The NPP has done a lot of work in this constituency and I know that our target will be achieved. Some of those who voted for the NDC have been coming to me that Nana Addo has inspired them and are going to vote for him. So, the assurance is there and we are looking forward to achieving our target,” she noted.

A number of artistes including Diana Asamoah, Antwi ne Antwi, Praye, Nana Amapadu, A-Plus, Lucky Mensah, Gifty Osei among others performed at the rally.