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1. They don’t read' - Bawumia mocks Asiedu Nketia, NDC over new register View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has come at the National Democratic Congress for misinterpreting the Supreme Court's ruling on the new voters register.
According to him, the opposition NDC and its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia could have understood the ruling better if they had critically paid attention to the judgement provided.
“They are still trying to make a comeback to give us an additional dose of their incompetence. I know they don’t read, but I entreat them to take a look at the data to get better informed on our performance viz-a-viz theirs.
“They should not only read the data, but they should try to understand it so that, they don’t mislead Ghanaians like their mosquito General tried to do after the verdict of the Supreme Court on Thursday.” He noted.
The NDC and an independent person were unhappy about the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Electoral Commission's decision to compile a new voters register. The apex court ruled to exclude the use of the old voter’s ID for the registration.
2. Voters register: Come out and register irrespective of your party - Akufo-Addo to Ghanaians View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
President Akufo-Addo has urged all Ghanaians to show up in their numbers to participate in the compilation of the new voters register irrespective of the political party affiliation as the Supreme Court has resolved all the issues surrounding the exercise.
In doing so, he said, it will allow only eligible Ghanaians elect the government of their choice come December 2020.
Speaking at his acclamation ceremony in Accra the president said, “Last Thursday, the Supreme Court presided over by the Chief Justice by unanimous decision, by a seven-member panel, settled all the issues surrounding the voters register and affirmed the right of the Electoral Commission to proceed with the compilation of the new register in accordance to the provisions of Constitutional Instrument C.1 126. The road has now been cleared for the EC to proceed.
“I am calling on every member and sympathizer of the NPP and indeed on all eligible Ghanaians no matter what party they belong to if any, to go out and register so they can exercise their civic responsibilities on 7th December 2020 to elect the government of their choice in a free and fair, peaceful and transparent elections.” He stressed
3. Best running mate won't help if president is 'indecisive, incompetent' - Bawumia View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has taken a swipe at the National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, over dragging his feet to choose a running mate.
Addressing the National Congress at the Alisa Hotel after his endorsement, Dr. Bawumia implied that Mahama is simply not decisive on his choice and not as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jabbing the largest opposition party's leader he said, “The best running mate in the world will not make a difference if the president is indecisive or incompetent."
Calling out the NDC as an "incompetent alternative", Dr. Bawumia boasted that the ruling NPP will continue to do better when they win the 2020 polls.
4. Election 2020: Akufo-Addo mocks Mahama, NDC as he announces Bawumia as running mate View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has retained his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as his running mate for the Presidential elections in December.
The announcement which was greeted with unanimous cheers was also approved by the National Council and the National Executive Committee (NEC), making him the official running mate for Akufo-Addo.
“Today I have the honour to put into consideration with you my choice of running mate for the fourth time, the excellent hardworking vice president Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia. With your endorsement, the party will complete its presidential ticket.
A feat that appears to elude some of our opponents. We have no such difficulty we have a most fitting person to feature on our ticket and I give you Mr digital, Mr you and I were not there, the economic prophet, the Adam Smith of Walewale, my good and loyal friend, Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia,” he proclaimed amidst cheers.
5. Asiedu Nketia attacks EC, Judges over voters registerJohnson Asiedu Nketia, the General View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Secretary of the largest opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has gone berserk by unleashing unprovoked attacks on certain personalities in the country, especially the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, simply because she is trying to lead the compilation of a new voters’ register ahead of the December general election.
Without any justification, the NDC man verbally assaulted Mrs. Mensa and her deputy, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, describing them as ‘mad’ people who require ‘medical check-up’.
Asiedu Nketia nicknamed as ‘Mosquitoe’, appeared fired up whilst addressing his party people, mostly fishermen, during a secret meeting.
At the meeting, he is captured on the tape also attacking Supreme Court judges by imputing partiality in the work they do, claiming they are all friends of President Akufo-Addo and owe allegiance to the President.
On the tape, he appears to belittle the intelligence of the revered judges, who have not offended him in any way.
5. Voters' register: Supreme Court's ruling makes nonsense of fundamental human rights - Bernard Mornah View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Spokesperson of the Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters Register (IPRAN), Bernard Mornah has said the Supreme Court's dismissing two suits seeking the use of the existing voter identification card and birth certificates as the source documents for the upcoming voter registration exercise is a major setback to Ghana's electoral process
In a unanimous decision Thursday, June 25, a seven-member panel of the Supreme Court dismissed the case by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which wanted an order for the use of the existing voter ID card and one Mark Takyi-Benson, who wanted the use of a birth certificate as source documents for eligibility to register as a voter.
The Supreme Court held that the Electoral Commission (EC) has the authority granted under Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution to compile an electoral roll.
6. Nana Addo is a God-fearing, trusted and consistent leader – Bawumia showers praises View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who has been named as the running mate to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead of the December 7 polls believes the president has demonstrated that he is a God-fearing, trusted and a consistent leader.
He said Ghanaians will give him [Nana Addo] and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) another term in office come December 2020.
He said "Mr. President, I will never take the trust and loyalty you have in me for granted. I will continue to do everything in my capacity to support you in the execution of your mandate as President. It has been a privilege and an honour working for you and I thank you for giving me the opportunity. God bless you. Mr. President, you have chosen me for the fourth time and Insha Allah, the people of Ghana will give you four more years to do more for them."
Speaking during the acclamation event on Saturday, June 27, 2020, Bawumia said "This day is historic because it has never happened before in the history of our country that a presidential candidate will select the same running mate four times in a roll.
"His Excellency the President selected me in 2008 against all odds, in 2012, in 2016 and now in 2020.
7. I'm humbled to be selected for the fourth time as running mate - Dr Bawumia View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Saturday expressed his profound gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for choosing him for the fourth time as his running mate for the 2020 general elections.
He also thanked the members of the National Executive Committee and National Council for overwhelmingly endorsing his nomination.
Dr Bawumia, speaking at the acclamation of President Akufo-Addo as the NPP's Presidential Candidate for this year's election, at Alisa Hotel, Accra, pledged his readiness to serve and work to the best of his abilities to retain the President and NPP in power in the December 7 Election.
"I'm most honoured and privileged that I have been chosen by the President to serve once again as his running mate.
"It is important to note that my job as running mate is to support the President in implementing his vision.