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Results so far from NPP orphan constituency primaries

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Voting, sorting and counting of ballots in the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary elections in the 111 constituencies across the country have come to an end. The elections were organised in constituencies where the NPP did not have sitting Members of Parliament and were supervised by the Electoral Commission. Below are provisional results that have trickled in so far:

The voting, sorting, and counting of votes in the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary elections in the country’s 111 seats has concluded.

The elections were held in seats where the NPP did not have a sitting MP and were overseen by the Electoral Commission.

The following are preliminary results that have come in thus far:

Tamale Central
Ismail Yahuza -350
Abass Zakaria – 65
Sule Salifu – 433

Total delegates – 881
Total valid votes cast – 849
Rejected ballots – 2

Okwaikwei North Constituency

Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuanchi – 27

Prince Owusu Mensah – 6

Alberta Afia Akoto – 228

Nyarko Stephen Adipa – 109

Fusseni Issah – 114

Nana Ama Asiamah Adjei – 341

Rejected Ballot – 3

Total valid votes cast: 875

Total Ballot – 828

Prestea Huni Valley 
Barbara Oteng Gyasi-973

Theophilus Tawiah-255

Total expected delegates-1,399
Votes cast-1,232
Rejected-4

Savelugu
Fatahiya Abdul Aziz -532
Muhammed Abdul Samed Gunu – 121

Total delegates – 667
Total valid votes cast-
Rejected ballots -3

Wa Central

Hajia Umu Awudu -567

⁠Issahaku Moomin Tahiru – 441

⁠Issahaku Nayaru -17

Prestea Huni Valley 

Barbara Oteng Gyasi -973

Theophilus Tawiah -255

Bunkpurugu

Solomon Boah -264

Sulemana Lawyer Sambia -260

Savelugu 667

Fatahiya Abdul Aziz -532

Muhammed Abdul Samed Gunu-121

Adentan

Akosua Asaa Manu – 814

Kwesi Obeng Fosu 638

Winfred Nartey – 16

Asawase

Manaf Ibrahim -765

Hajia Zainab Sallow-229

Osman Yussif -9

Asuogyaman Constituency

Pius Enam Hadzide – 423

Paul Ansah – 131

Michael Ansah – 113

Nana Abrokwa Asare – 95

Ledzokuku Constituency

Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye – 901
Nii Ashittey Olennu – 357
Clifford Martey – 199

Ibrahim Adjei – 180

Manya Krobo 

Simon Kwaku Tetteh – 434

Linda Adadevor – 219

Robert Tetteyfio-Adjasey – 142

Wa Central 

⁠Hajia Umu Awudu -567

Issahaku Moomin Tahiru -441

Issahaku Nayaru -17

Tamale South

Musah Fuseini- 608

Ibrahim Baba- 449

Alhassan Soawii- 41

Baba Alhassan- 25

Awutu Senya West

Eugene Arhin -862
Amos Kofi Opei Okai- 119

Wenchi

Kojo Frempong-361

Albert Ameyaw- 326

Alfred Ofori Anye- 34

Odododiodio

Abdul Manaf Nii Adjei Sowah- 737

Nii Lante Bannerman- 524

Wassa Amenfi  Central

Albert Wiredu Arkoh -547

Anthony Mensah -247

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NDC NEC approves Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate

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Several names were mentioned as potential running mates prior to her selection, including Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff; Dr Kwabena Duffour, former Finance Minister and Governor of the Bank of Ghana; Mr Kwame Awuah Darko, former Chief Executive of Tema Oil Refinery and BOST; Kojo Bonsu, former Mayor of Kumasi; and Dr Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, the NDC Member of Parliament for Korle Klottey Constituency. The former President had already submitted his preferred running mate's name to the party's National Executive Committee and Council of Elders for review.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) overwhelmingly approved Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s candidature as John Dramani Mahama’s running mate.

Mr Mahama tweeted immediately after the endorsement, “Naana Jane is God-fearing, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant, and a role model.”

This is the second time the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Minister of Education will join former President Mahama on the NDC ticket for a national election.

Several names were mentioned as potential running mates prior to her selection, including Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff; Dr Kwabena Duffour, former Finance Minister and Governor of the Bank of Ghana; Mr Kwame Awuah Darko, former Chief Executive of Tema Oil Refinery and BOST; Kojo Bonsu, former Mayor of Kumasi; and Dr Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, the NDC Member of Parliament for Korle Klottey Constituency.

The former President had already submitted his preferred running mate’s name to the party’s National Executive Committee and Council of Elders for review.

In a statement, the party’s General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, suggested that the NEC and Council of Elders were prepared to decide on Mr Mahama’s running mate decision.

Meanwhile, former President Mahama is set to make a formal announcement about his running mate to the public on March 7, 2024.

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Egyapa Mercer and four others will be vetted today

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Vetting of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s newly nominated ministers, by Parliament’s Appointments Committee, is expected to commence today, March 5, 2024.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will begin vetting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s newly nominated ministers today, March 5, 2024.

Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture; Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources; Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development; Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation; and Darkoa Newman, Minis

The screening process will resume on March 5 and finish on March 12, 2024.

The timetable goes as follows:

Tuesday, March 5:

9 a.m.: Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
10 a.m.: Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister-designate of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.

11 a.m.: Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development.
Noon: Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.
2 p.m.: Darkoa Newman, Minister-Designate for the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

Thursday, March 7:

9 a.m.: Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, the Ministry of Health’s nominee minister
10 a.m.: Titus Glover, the Greater Accra Region’s Minister-designate
11 a.m.: Fatimatu Abubakar, the Ministry of Information’s minister-designate

Daniel Machator, the Oti Region’s minister-designate, at 2:00 pm

March 8th, Friday:
9 am: Dr Benjamin Sekyere Yeboah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
10 am: Sylvester Tetteh, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Information
11 am: Charles Acheampong, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation
12 pm: Adelaide Ntim, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Health
2 pm: Alexander Akwasi Acquah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Health Ministry

Monday, March 11:

9 a.m.: Vincent Ekow Assafuah, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development.
10 a.m.: John Kobina Sanie, Deputy Minister-designate of the Energy Ministry.

10 a.m.: Collins Adomako Mensah, Deputy Minister-designate in the Energy Ministry
12 p.m.: Dr. Prince Hamidu Armah, Deputy Minister-designate of the Works and Housing Ministry.

Tuesday, March 12:

9 a.m.: Kingsley Nyarko, Deputy Minister-designate of the Education Ministry.
10 a.m.: Festus Awuah Kwofie, Deputy Minister-designate of the Employment and Labour Ministry
11 a.m.: Akwasi Konadu, Deputy Minister-designate of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

12 pm: Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Development.

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Akufo-Addo is a smart politician; he will consent to the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill – Foh Amoaning

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On February 29, he mentioned this during an interview with Johnnie Hughes on 3FM's Sunrise Morning Show. In response to criticism from people such as Audrey Gadzekpo and the evolution of opinions within Ghanaian society, notably Member of Parliament Sam George, Foh-Amoaning emphasised the value of education and awareness in developing viewpoints. He explained, "Sam has educated himself by interacting with us. He has realised how ridiculous the entire human rights argument is, and when I listen to Audrey, she is merely spouting normal LGBT template arguments. So, Sam was probably not educated at the time, and he tells me that is what drove him and made him see how important this is."

Moses Foh-Amoaning, Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, stated that they are awaiting the President’s signature on the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.

According to him, the bill’s purpose is not to criminalise anyone, but to give care, therapy, and support to persons dealing with gender identity and sexual orientation issues.

He went on to say, “The focus of the Coalition is not to criminalise or dump people in prisons…those people who get caught in these challenges, we were very clear in our mind that what they needed was care treatment and support, and it’s in the bill.”

On February 29, he mentioned this during an interview with Johnnie Hughes on 3FM’s Sunrise Morning Show.

In response to criticism from people such as Audrey Gadzekpo and the evolution of opinions within Ghanaian society, notably Member of Parliament Sam George, Foh-Amoaning emphasised the value of education and awareness in developing viewpoints.

He explained, “Sam has educated himself by interacting with us. He has realised how ridiculous the entire human rights argument is, and when I listen to Audrey, she is merely spouting normal LGBT template arguments. So, Sam was probably not educated at the time, and he tells me that is what drove him and made him see how important this is.”

Mr. Foh-Amoaning addressed the political aspect of their campaigning, noting constitutional principles and the promotion of Ghanaian values as the cornerstone for their efforts.

He made a point of saying, “If you say we’re political you are right because that’s what we are engaged in, we want to ensure that the people of this country are protected and that’s what the Constitution says.”

Regarding President Nana Akufo-Addo’s likely response to the bill, Foh-Amoaning expressed trust in the President’s commitment to Ghanaian principles and emphasised the political ramifications of whatever decision he makes.

“Well, the President is a very brilliant politician, and what I’ve told everyone who has asked me this question is that, first and foremost, there has never been a President of Ghana who has used the word of God more than this one. So, with what I know about the President, I’m confident he’ll sign this law,” he stated.

He cautioned that if the President does not sign the law, the ruling party would suffer major consequences, including electoral ramifications and a loss of popularity.

“If he refuses to sign it would be very easy the NDC will just package the NPP as Trumu Trumu party”.

Mr Foh-Amoaning emphasised the Coalition’s commitment to promoting Ghanaian family values and preserving the nation’s interests.

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