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PPP sues EC over election filing fees

September 19, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC) over the filing fees for presidential and parliamentary candidates for the 2016 elections. The EC on September 8, 2016 announced the filing fees for presidential and parliamentary candidates at GH¢50,000.00 and GH¢10,000.00 respectively; an amount the party has described as “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable.” […]

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We’ll resist any attempt to disqualify our flagbearer again – NDP

September 16, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has vowed to resist any attempt by the Electoral Commission to disqualify its Flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings for the second consecutive time ahead of the December 7 election. The former First lady who’s Presidential candidate for the NDP picked her Presidential nomination forms on Wednesday in readiness for the […]


EC’s new filing fees unconstitutional – Prof. Kweku Asare

September 13, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

A Ghanaian Law Professor based in the United States is asking political parties to challenge in court the 2016 presidential and parliamentary filing fees announced by the Electoral Commission. Professor Stephen Kweku Asare, says the EC, should not be allowed to violate the constitution by imposing “performance tax” on candidates in the name of filing […]


EC investigates corrupt practices at Hohoe office

September 6, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has directed its Volta Regional Director to investigate claims that GHS20.00 was taken from each of the personnel contracted for the recent voters’ register exhibition. The EC says the Director, Mr. Adokpo Salomey, who was notified immediately the allegations were made, is expected to report back to the Head […]

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EC to exhibit names of re-registered NHIS registrants

September 5, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Electoral Commission (EC) will on Friday and Saturday, exhibit the voters’ register of the newly registered persons whose names were deleted from the electoral roll for using the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as proof of identity. “We wish to announce for the information of the general public that, the Commission will from […]


EC to declare results from certified collation

September 2, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Electoral Commission (EC) has signalled that immediately it gets the certified results at the polling station it will declare them. It said after this process if a trouble maker decided to snatch or destroy a ballot box it would have been in the bosom of the commission already. These were disclosed by the Regional […]


Election 2016: “Competent” Charlotte Osei will deliver – Bentil

September 1, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The vice president of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has extolled the competence of Charlotte Osei, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, saying she will deliver in the forthcoming elections. He thus urged Ghanaians to support her as her position is a “tough one”. Mrs. Osei since her appointment as the chairperson of the country’s electoral […]


CDD survey finding is testimony of our hard work – EC

August 20, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Electoral Commission is tapping itself on the back over a Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) survey which describes the Commission as neutral. A total of 63% percent of the respondents consider the Commission as neutral in its supervision of the upcoming elections. Of the 24,000 sample size used for the survey, 77% of the […]


NPP’s attacks on EC a manifestation of its fears – Mahama

August 19, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), President John Mahama believes the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) agitated posture ahead of the polls is only foreshadowing its defeat. According to him, the NPP knows it is staring defeat in the face, hence the consistent criticism of the credibility of the Electoral Commission (EC) and […]

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