Daily Guide – Voters’ Register bloated by 10%
The British Government has acknowledged that Ghana’s controversial voters’ register is bloated by at least 10 percent.
According to a correspondence from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a copy of which is available to Daily Guide, the British Government was adequately informed about the trend in the country regarding the register.
“We are fully aware of the concerns regarding the electoral register. We note that the average population percentage in Ghana of those eligible to vote is approximately 52%, which is 10% higher than continental average,” the letter from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, addressed to some concerned Ghanaians who had petitioned Prime Minister David Cameron, indicated.
The correspondence, dated December 23, 2015 and signed by Vicki Morley, Desk Officer for Ghana, said the British High Commission in Accra was in regular contact with all political parties and civil society groups as well as the Electoral Commission.
Odike grabs Actress
Diamond Appiah, the sexy afro-pop singer and actress of ‘Taste My Apple’ fame, has confirmed she has been officially elected as United Progressive Party’s (UPP’s) 2016 parliamentary candidate for Trobu Constituency.
Speculations on social media sites had it that the actress was lacing her boots to contest in the 2016 polls and Diamond Appiah on Saturday confirmed on Peace Fm’s Entertainment Review that she has truly become a politician and will be contesting for a parliamentary seat on the ticket of UPP, headed by Akwasi Addai Odike.
Diamond said she joined the UPP three years ago, though NEWS-ONE’s checks showed that the UPP is not even a year old as it was formed in March 2015 and the Electoral Commission gave the party its certificate in June 2015, making it the 24th registered political party in Ghana.
The party’s founder, Akwasi Addai, popularly known as Odike, was the 2012 flag-bearer of the United Front Party (UFP). He is a Kumasi-based businessman who sells footwear and formed the UPP after he was sacked from the UFP.
Ayariga forms APC
The formers presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, has made good his intention of forming a political party following his defeat in the recent congress of the PNC in Wa in the Upper West Region.
Ayariga was defeated by veteran PNC leader, Dr Edward Mahama, who used the opportunity to stage a comeback to the political limelight.
His new party, the All people’s Congress (APC), shares both logo and name with Presidnet Muhammadu Buhari’s APC in Nigeria – a conglomeration of other political parties.
Ayariga is described as the Supreme leader of the Yet-to-be-launched party.
It is not known why Hassan Ayariga decided not to be ingenious with his choice of name for his party and even a logo – still the broom- which was lavishly used in a symbolic away of the GoodLuck Jonathan’s people’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria. It is not clear if he wants to use the broom to sweep away the national Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) rot since it’s believed he’s being funded by the ruling party.
Kick NDC out – Nana
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the New patriotic party (NPP) presidential candidate, has charged Ghanaians to kick the ruling national Democratic Congress (NDC) government out of the office in the November elections.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated categorically that the country would never experience the massive development that the citizenry have been craving for if the non-performing President Mahama-led NDC administration remained in political office.
In this regard, he charged the electorate, especially those that have the development of Ghana at heart, to cast their ballots for the NPP since it is the only political party that really has answers to Ghana’s predicament.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the crusade to vote President Mahama and the NDC administration out of political office should be supported by every Ghanaian because it is an action to save the country from collapsing further.
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