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I’d have made Mahama, Nana Addo ministers if I had won 2012 Elections – Ayariga

Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) in the 2012 Elections Hassan Ayariga has reiterated that he would have upheld a high-level of all-inclusiveness if he had won the 2012 Elections.

He stated that John Dramani Mahama, who emerged victorious in the elections, would have been his Minister of Foreign Affairs while Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the runner-up in the elections, would have been his Minister of Education.

Mr Ayariga was speaking on TV3’s 7GMT on Friday, April 26, 2013.

He added that Dr Forster Abu Sakara would have been his Minister of Agriculture.

“If they had voted me into power, I would have had all this,” he indicated.

Mr Ayariga first mentioned this at the Presidential Debate held by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) prior to the last year’s elections.

Mr Ayariga disclosed that he is working on a project to be dubbed “Let’s Build Ghana Together”.

“Very soon it will be launched,” he added.

‘Normal case’

The businessman and accountant reiterated his call for an end to the live broadcast of proceedings from the Supreme Court on the election petition, saying it is slowing down productivity.

“This is a normal case anybody can take to court,” he stressed.

He noted in an interview with TV3 News on Thursday that delayed telecast or telecast on weekends would have been the best.

“We are not against the live proceedings of the petition. If it is on Saturdays or Sundays, that’s fine. But people have resorted to watching the television rather than working and it is causing the nation so much and that is what we are against,” he said.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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I’d have made Mahama, Nana Addo ministers if I had won 2012 Elections – Ayariga

Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) in the 2012 Elections Hassan Ayariga has reiterated that he would have upheld a high-level of all-inclusiveness if he had won the 2012 Elections.

He stated that John Dramani Mahama, who emerged victorious in the elections, would have been his Minister of Foreign Affairs while Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the runner-up in the elections, would have been his Minister of Education.

Mr Ayariga was speaking on TV3’s 7GMT on Friday, April 26, 2013.

He added that Dr Forster Abu Sakara would have been his Minister of Agriculture.

“If they had voted me into power, I would have had all this,” he indicated.

Mr Ayariga first mentioned this at the Presidential Debate held by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) prior to the last year’s elections.

Mr Ayariga disclosed that he is working on a project to be dubbed “Let’s Build Ghana Together”.

“Very soon it will be launched,” he added.

‘Normal case’

The businessman and accountant reiterated his call for an end to the live broadcast of proceedings from the Supreme Court on the election petition, saying it is slowing down productivity.

“This is a normal case anybody can take to court,” he stressed.

He noted in an interview with TV3 News on Thursday that delayed telecast or telecast on weekends would have been the best.

“We are not against the live proceedings of the petition. If it is on Saturdays or Sundays, that’s fine. But people have resorted to watching the television rather than working and it is causing the nation so much and that is what we are against,” he said.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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Akufo-Addo is winner of 2012 Elections with 56.65%: Petitioner’s evidence

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2012 Elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, must be declared winner, if duplicate serial numbers on pink sheets will be done away with in the collation of results by the Electoral Commission, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said while throwing light on his affidavit evidence in court on the second day of hearing the Election Petition.

Dr Bawumia, who is a second petitioner in the suit challenging the December 7/8 Elections and a running mate for Nana Addo during the elections, stated that if the Electoral Commission will annul results of polling stations where there were duplicate serial numbers, John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will poll 41.96 per cent overall while NPP’s Nana Addo will poll 56.65 per cent.

He also noted that on the grounds of overvoting, there would be a run-off as John Mahama will amass 49.3 per cent while his party’s candidate Nana Addo will get 49.1 per cent.

According to Dr Bawumia, the EC prior to the elections was emphatic of the illegality of any results that will come from a polling center where overvoting would take place.

“This phenomenon of overvoting was one that the EC was emphatic on,” he told the court.

He added that 1,826 polling stations out of the over 11,000 stations where malpractices took place recorded overvoting.

“We will like the court to annul the votes because they are illegal,” he said.

“The findings will have a material effect on the results,” he stressed.

Dr Bawumia’s findings also indicated that there would still have been a run-off if results from polling stations whose pink sheets were not signed by presiding officers were done away with.

“John Dramani Mahama would have had 49.52 per cent while Nana Akufo-Addo would have had 48.96 per cent.”

During cross-examination by Tony Lithur, counsel for first respondent John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, Dr Bawumia admitted bringing duplicate pink sheets to the court room though he did not use them in his analysis.

Hearing has been adjourned to Monday, April 22, 2013 for Mr Lithur to continue his cross-examination.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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If policies won elections in Ghana, PPP would’ve won 2012 Elections in first round – PPP member

A member of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has stated that it had one of the multi-faceted manifestoes going into the December 7/8 Elections though founded eight months earlier.

“Mention any national issue and I can tell you the PPP had a message on that,” Kwabena Okyere said on TV3’s News @ 10.

According to him, that the PPP convinced over 60,000 electorates in few months shows it has become a force to reckon with in Ghana politics.

“It is a signal that we did not form a one-election party but a party that can win elections in Ghana,” he told host Bright Nana Amfoh on Monday.

The 2012 PPP parliamentary candidate for Tema Central Constituency said Ghanaian electorates would have voted PPP into power if they were not afraid of change.

“Black people are afraid of change,” he stated.

He said the party, which has lined up a series of activities to mark its first anniversary, will channel effort into urging electorates to vote for it.

“The greatest challenge is getting people not only to like you but to vote for you,” he stressed.

“We just have to continue building,” he added.

PPP’s Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom polled 64, 267 in last year’s elections to come third among the presidential aspirants. His votes represented 0.58 per cent of the total valid votes cast.


Source: 3news.com|Ghana