Author Archives: Mawuli Tsikata

Sena Okitey Duah loses seat to Okoe Boye


The incumbent National Democratic Congress(NDC) Member of Parliament ,Benita Sena Okitey Duah has lost her seat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate, Dr. Okoe Boye. Okoe Boye garnered 45,259 votes while Sena Okitey Duah had 43,092 votes out of the total votes cast. For the presidential  results the NPP had 43,878 votes while the NDC had 44,293 votes. ...

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Murtala Mohammed loses Nantong seat to NPP


The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) incumbent Member of Parliament for the Nantong constituency in the Northern Region, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has lost the seat to the opposition New Patriotic Party. Certified results from Wednesday’s polls show that the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the area, Alhaji Hardi Tuferu polling 11,346 votes and Murtala gaining 10,451 of the total vosts cast. Alhaji Hardi Tuferu ...

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Govt must be careful of overspending in election year


Despite government’s efforts at achieving a budget deficit of 5.0 percent as at September, there are worries that the figure may go over the target by close of the year. Government targeted 5.3 percent under its program with the International Monetary Fund . Some observers are of the view that the figure may shoot up by 1.25 percent for the ...

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NPP’s declaration of results ‘reckless’ – NDC


The governing National Democratic Congress has described as “reckless” the New Patriotic Party’s declaration of their flagbearer as the winner of Wednesday’s polls. Addressing the press on Thursday, December 8, 2016 said the NPP’s action is also “treasonable.” “We are asking Ghanaians to disregard what the NPP has done and remain calm because we believe that not too long, the ...

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#GhElections: Don Athur fails to unseat Afenyo Markin


Outspoken Member of Parliament for the Effutu constituency in the Central Region, Alex Afenyo Markin has retained the seat for the New Patriotic Party. Provisional figures sighted by Citi News show that Mr. Afenyo Markin polled 21,403 while his National Democratic Congress (NDC) contender, Eric Don Arthur, had 11, 748. The Progressive People’s Party’ (PPP) parliamentary nominee for the area, ...

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#GhElections: Hanna Tetteh loses Awutu Senya West seat


The stage was set for a keenly contested parliamentary race in the Awutu Senya West Constituency and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the area, George Andah defeated the incumbent Hanna Tetteh, who run on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Ms. Tetteh, who is the Foreign Affairs minister polled 25, 664  representing 46.45% to Mr. Andah’s 28, 867 ...

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#GhElections: Don’t declare election results – EC to parties


The Electoral Commission has called on the various political parties in the country to desist from declaring results of the 2016 general elections saying the EC is the appropriate body mandated by law to do that. “We don’t want any political party to be ahead of the electoral commission to declare results. We are therefore asking political parties to desist ...

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#GhElections: Mills’ Ekumfi constituency falls to NPP


The Parliamentary seat of the Ekumfi constituency in the Central Region has for the first time fallen to the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), according to certified results from the Electoral Commission (EC). Known to be the hometown of the late John Evans Atta Mills and a National Democratic Congress stronghold, the NPP candidate, Ato Cudjoe, beat out the NDC’s Abeiku ...

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Concede defeat – NPP to Mahama

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on President John Dramani Mahama to concede defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Though the Electoral Commission is yet to officially announce who the winner of Wednesday’s poll is, according to the NPP, results they have gathered so far from 80 percent of polling stations across the country give their candidate, Nana ...

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Constituencies that voted ‘skirt and blouse’ in 2012 [Infographic]


‘Skirt and blouse’ voting is a Ghanaian electoral term used to describe the phenomenon in which electorates vote for a presidential or parliamentary candidate of a particular party and voting against the other of same party. Analysis of Ghana’s 2012 elections reveals about 26 constituencies across the country voted skirt and blouse. On a regional breakdown, the Central, Northern and ...

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