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Speaker defers decision on Sarah Adwoa Safo’s fate

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Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has deferred the decision on the fate of Sarah Adwoa Safo and two other legislators referred to the Privileges Committee for absenteeism.

Alban Bagbin after listening to debates from both sides of the House on Thursday said he will present a reasoned written ruling to the House at the next sitting.

“I have consulted the old lady, the old lady has given me an advice and I think that advice is correct. I need time to submit to this House a reasoned written ruling. I cannot in the haste of today give you a ruling, in the circumstances I will urge this House for us to call it a day. On return, I will deliver a written ruling,” he said to the House.

Sarah Adwoa Safo failed to appear before the Committee to justify her absence for over fifteen sittings after many attempts by the Committee to reach her failed.

The Committee then submitted its report to the plenary after its sitting and recommended that the House declares the seat of the MP vacant.

However, in Parliament on Thursday, the Committee’s report was laid before the House and a motion for Sarah Adwoa Safo’s seat to be declared vacant was moved.

The Speaker after hearing debates from both sides suspended sitting for two minutes and later deferred his final decision on the fate of the Dome-Kwabenya MP.

Upon return from the brief break, he insisted that a ruling at the point would be hasty.

Essentially, there was no decision today and the legislators under scrutiny remain representatives of their various constituents.

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Hopeson Adorye expects a runoff election in 2024

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"There will be a miracle in Ghana because, for the first time, an independent candidate will be elected President and a unity government will be formed to develop the country." The 2024 election is critical because the ruling NPP expects to break the 8-year electoral cycle, while the NDC is on a rescue mission. Independent candidates such as Mr Kyerematen have pushed voters to abandon the two leading political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in favour of a new force.

Hopeson Adorye, a prominent member of Alan Kyerematen’s campaign staff, has forecast a runoff in the 2024 general election.

Mr Adorye stated on Accra-based Neat FM that the second round will be between Alan Kyerematen and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“There will be a runoff election in the general election in 2024.” Alan and Bawumia will face a battle in the runoff,” he stated.

Mr Adorye, on the other hand, stated that Mr Kyerematen would go down in history as the first independent candidate to rule Ghana.

“There will be a miracle in Ghana because, for the first time, an independent candidate will be elected President and a unity government will be formed to develop the country.”

The 2024 election is critical because the ruling NPP expects to break the 8-year electoral cycle, while the NDC is on a rescue mission.

Independent candidates such as Mr Kyerematen have pushed voters to abandon the two leading political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in favour of a new force.

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Over 300,000 young men and women walk with Alan

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Sister Afia, Twene Jonas, and Oliver Khan 'the ship salesman' all took part in the big Afafranto Unity Walk, contributing their influence and voice to the campaign. Their participation has not only increased the movement's exposure, but also indicated a shift in support for Alan Kyerematen's cause. After working for nearly a decade in Ghana's Trade and Industry Ministry under two separate regimes, Kyerematen's decision to leave the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and join the Movement for Change was a daring and significant milestone in the country's political landscape.

Over 300,000 dynamic youth and women groups joined Alan’s Movement for Change in a walk named Afrafranto, transforming the political scene in the Ashanti Region.

The mind-blowing revolution, which saw over 300,000 individuals from the youth and women’s groups board the MFC train, established Hon. Alan Kyerematen’s political class as the founder and leader of Movement for Change (MFC).

Alan Kyerematen’s Yellow Army political Revolution signified a dramatic divergence from existing standards in political support and is fast gathering steam ahead of Ghana’s 2024 general elections.

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Sister Afia, Twene Jonas, and Oliver Khan ‘the ship salesman’ all took part in the big Afafranto Unity Walk, contributing their influence and voice to the campaign.

Their participation has not only increased the movement’s exposure, but also indicated a shift in support for Alan Kyerematen’s cause.

After working for nearly a decade in Ghana’s Trade and Industry Ministry under two separate regimes, Kyerematen’s decision to leave the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and join the Movement for Change was a daring and significant milestone in the country’s political landscape.

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The Yellow Revolution has attracted broad notice and support, most notably through community-based activities such as the famous Afafranto Walk.

The colour yellow has become linked with this movement’s symbols. It symbolises a new approach to politics in the Ashanti Region, a departure from the traditional party lines that have historically dictated political loyalty in the region.

The Yellow Revolution’s massive backing underlined the Ashanti people’s growing disenchantment with traditional politicians.

Alan Kyerematen’s track record and dedication to influencing change struck a chord with many Ghanaians looking for an alternative to established political techniques.

The Yellow Revolution gains traction with each passing day as the 2024 general elections approach.

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NPP Orphan Constituency Primaries: Winners so far

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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 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

Total expected delegates-1,399

Votes cast-1,232

Rejected-4

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

Klottey Korle

Valentino Nii Noi Nortey -838

Harry Harold Quartey- 116

Rexford Oppong Ansah -94

Ablekuma Central

Jefferson Kwamina Sackey – 539

Collins Amoah – 493

Ebenezer Nartey – 441

Larry Anyetei Adjei – 11

Total votes cast -1,492

Spoilt – 8

Wassa Amenfi East

Frederick Korankye-371

Ernest Frimpong-630

Frederick Kumah-69

Total Expected delegates-1,136

Cape Coast North
Ekow Ewusi- 348

Lawrence Kwaku Ampah -230

Barbara Aisha Ayisi -24

601 votes cast

Wassa East

Mona Gertrude Effah-317

Godfred Okyere Owusu-309

Patrick Tawiah-Amprofi-66

Total votes expected -703

Total Votes cast -693

Rejected-1

Wassa Amenfi Central

Albert Wiredu Arkoh-547

Anthony Mensah-247

Total votes expected-856

Total Votes cast-798

Rejected= 4

Pru East

Appeh Yusif A. – 316

David Y. Mensah – 93

Joshua K. Abonkrah – 90

Number of delegates -518

Total votes – 501

Valid votes cast -499

Rejected votes -2

Lawra 

Jacob Dery (MCE) -186

Stephen Kojo Ngmen- 167

Joseph Yeng Faalong -106

Rejected- 5
Spoil -2

Total cast- 464

Bolgatanga Central

Elvis Figo Awonekai -618
Abileo Rowfield -82

Agana Rashid Bawa -53

Rejected – 1

Cape Coast South 

Ernest Arthur – 290

Sarah Afful – 279
James Watemberg – 9
Number of Delegates – 598
Total votes cast – 579

Rejected – 1

Sege

Dodji Numekevor – 293

Eunice Lasi -170

Komenda Edna Eguafo-Abirem

Percyval Quaicco -429

Ebenezer Agyemang – 246

3. Samuel Kofi Dentu -274

No of rejected ballots m- 3

Klottey Korle

Nii Noi Nortey – 838

Harry Quartey- 116

Rexford Oppong- 94

Total votes cast -1,048

 Jirapa

Aisha Salifu -364

Nicholas Soyiri -331

Rejected -7

Spoiled -0

Wa East NPP 

Mahama Sulemana DCE -325

Yakubu Salifu-191

Isaac Halitu -105

Nareligu/Gambaga

Mumuni Mohammed Nurideen -330

Fuseini Nureini Abdulai -263

Grumah Gideon Mahami -188

Adam Jimbicyban Issahaku -63

Nasigri Mahamadu-47

Rashid Mahamadu -17

Adam Abdul Bashiru -2

Banda 
Sah Yaw Samuel -102 votes

Joe Danquah -131 votes

Emmanuel Akonne (DCE) -22

Rejected votes -3

Total valid votes cast -258

Ho West 

Godwin Wuanka – 163 (24.3%)

Eric Nick Gonyuie – 507 (75.6%)

Spoilt ballot -1

Akatsi South 

Ocloo Mawuli Egos- 449
Nyahe Martin Kofitsey- 184

Total vote cast – 639

Total valid votes – 633

Rejected – 6

Total number of delegates – 71

Nkwanta South

Hajia Sharifa Sekyere -Tijani -478

Oti Regional Minister- Joshua Makubu – 307

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