BREAKING NEWS 

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MAN WHO CAUGHT THIEF KILLED

Muhammadu Osmanu, a twenty-year-old Fulani man on Thursday entered a provision shop at Mpamu near Hweehwee, a community in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region ostensibly to steal.

Luck however eluded him as he was caught by one George Kwame Ankamah, a 46-year-old in-law of the shop owner.

To prevent Ankamah from blowing the alarm, Osmanu allegedly shot him in the mouth with a gun instantly killing him.

Confirming the incident to Graphic Online, the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent James Sarfo Peprah, said Osmanu was presently in police custody while investigations were ongoing. 

According to the police, Ankamah had seen the inside light of the shop switched on and therefore decided to go find out who was in there.

He said when Ankamah opened the door of the shop, Osmanu who was hiding in there, apparently on a stealing spree, shot him in the mouth, killing him instantly.

Osmanu after the incident was said to have tried to escape but was apprehended by the youth in the community and handed over to the Police.

The body of Ankamah has since been deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital morgue.

Source: Graphic Online 

FAYAH NEWS – EVENING EDITION

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PPP TAKES EC; WANTS BALLOTING STOPPED

WHY HAS THE ECONOMY COLLAPSED IF YOU WHAT WORKS – BAWUMIA TO MAHAMA

PLEDGE TO RESTORE NURSING TRAINEE ALLOWANCE IS 419 PROMISE – BAWUMIA 

DON’T DRUG US INTO NEEDLESS DEBATE – NPP TELLS PPP

ACCIDENT ON MOTORWAY; 4 IN CRITICAL CONDITION


IN THE NEWS 

  • PPP TAKES EC; WANTS BALLOTING STOPPED


The Flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has taken the Electoral Commission (EC), to the High Court over the decision to disqualify him from the December 7 presidential election.


  • WHY HAS THE ECONOMY COLLAPSED IF YOU WHAT WORKS – BAWUMIA TO MAHAMAMAHAMA


In a response to President John Mahama’s claim that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) proposals for the economy will not work, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has asked the President to fix the economy with what he thinks would work.


  • PLEDGE TO RESTORE NURSING TRAINEE ALLOWANCE IS 419 PROMISE – BAWUMIA 


    The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) vice-presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the recent promise by President John Mahama that the NDC government will bring back fully the nursing training allowance was a 419 promise.


    • DON’T DRUG US INTO NEEDLESS DEBATE – NPP TELLS PPP


    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it would not be dragged into “needless” debates with the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) over the disqualification of some presidential aspirants. 


    • ACCIDENT ON MOTORWAY; 4 IN CRITICAL CONDITIONCONDITION


    Twenty-seven people sustained various degrees of injuries when the vehicle on which they were travelling was involved in an accident on the Accra-Tema motorway on Friday.

    BREAKING NEWS 

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    DISQUALIFIED ASPIRANTS WERE GIVEN TIME TO RECTIFY THEIR ERRORS – EC


    ​The Electoral Commission has stated it is only the courts that can compel it to rescind its disqualification of the 12 presidential aspirants hoping to participate in the forthcoming general elections. 
    The chair of the commission, Charlotte Osei, Monday announced Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr. Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and others have been disqualified. 
    Lawyers of the NDP have served notice they will head to court if the Electoral Management Body fails to restore their candidate. 
    “…It is in the interest of these that we write, first to demand that our clients are entitled to under the constitution and by law. Our clients also demand that you rescind your purported disqualification and then instate the names of the party’s presidential candidate and her running mate on the list of candidates for the 2016 presidential election,” the letter read in part. 
    Also, the PPP’s presidential nominee has demanded for a five-minute session with the chair of the Commission to address the circumstances regarding the party’s disqualification.
    “All I ask for is just five minutes with Mrs Charlotte Osei and the whole issue will be resolved. If not, then we have no option than to go to court,” the Groupe Nduom founder told his teeming supporters at the party’s headquarters in Accra Tuesday. 
    Speaking in Tamale Tuesday, the Deputy Chair of the Commission in charge of Operation, Amadu Sulley said the disqualified candidates were given time to rectify the irregularities but failed to, hence the decision of the commission.
    That notwithstanding, he said the commission will only reverse its decision and admit the candidacy of Nduom and co should the court demand, maintaining that the commission did not err. 
    “I tell you my brothers and sisters we operate within the law,” said Mr. Sulley but if the court “should come and say Oh! Electoral Commission you erred, what you did was wrong—Mr. A or B shouldn’t have been disqualified in accordance with the law, so restore the person, obviously, the commission will not refute the law.”

    Source: ghanaweb

    A PLUS MOCKS AYARIGA AFTER EC’S DISQUALIFICATION 

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    After the Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday, October 10, 2016 disqualified thirteen persons who were hoping to contest the country’s presidential elections in December this year, lot of Ghanaians could not hide their mixed feelings – excitement and disappointment.

    Popular comedian cum rapper A Plus who couldn’t hide his excitement at Ayariga’s disqualification took to social media to mock the failed candidate after he (Ayariga) made denigrating comments on Mrs Charlotte Osei.

    “Listen to this…. your future president. Oh Ghana!!! ose who the f*ck is she? Kwakwakwakwakwa. You are always making fun of Nana. Just one disqualification and you can’t think madness. The thing pain am rough”, he wrote on Facebook.

    SOURCE: DJ bibini

    FAYAH NEWS

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    HEADLINES 

    Multiple voter knocks out Konadu Agyeman Rawlings 

    How Aseda killed Nduom’s 2016 presidential ambition

    EC explains why PNC’s Dr. Mahama was disqualified

    Why Ayariga was disqualified, accused of perjury 

    Only four presidential candidates qualify for elections


    IN THE NEWS

    • Multiple voters knock out Komadu Agyemang Rawlings 

    The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it was unable to accept Mrs Rawlings’ nomination because the number of subscribers to her forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of C.I. 94.

    According to the EC, one subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms was not a validly registered voter. He had illegally registered twice and so was on the Exclusion list of multiple voters. 

    • How Aseda killed Nduom’s presidential ambition

    In 2012 Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) emerged as the third best candidate in the general elections.

    In 2016 however, neither his photo, name or the party’s logo may be on the presidential ballot paper because one of his subscribers, Richard Aseda from the Volta region has ‘killed’ his ambition.

    According to the Electoral Commission (EC), it has disqualified Dr Nduom from the 2016 presidential elections because he was unable to raise the minimum required number of subscribers to support his nomination.

    The details EC gave was that one subscriber Mr Richard Aseda (‘Asida’ on the Voters’ Register) with voter ID number 7812003957 endorsed Dr Nduom’s forms in two different districts (pages 21 and 39) in the Central region and with the same ID number in the Volta region.


    • EC explains why PNC’s Mahama was disqualified

    The People’s National Convention’s flagbearer, Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama was disqualified from contesting Election 2016 because many subscribers of his candidature did not properly sign the nomination forms.

    According to the Electoral Commission (EC), “Thumbprints, signatures or marks were omitted all together. For instance, no signatures on Page 16, 24, 28,” the chair of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei explained at a press conference in Accra on Monday.

    “Two subscribers to Dr Mahama’s nomination also subscribed for another candidate, Hassan Ayariga of the APC. These are Abaako Issifu and Abudu Ayuba,” the EC chair said.

    The EC explained that the signatures on Dr Mahama’s forms were different from those on Aryariga’s forms and raised questions on the legitimacy of the signatures.

    According to the EC the matter would therefore be referred to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigations and prosecution on grounds of forgery.

    • Why Ayariga was disqualified; accused of perjury 

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that it disqualified Mr Hassan Ayariga of the All People Congress (APC) as a presidential candidate because he made false declarations in his nomination forms.

    According to the EC, Mr Ayariga would subsequently be referred to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigations and prosecution on charges of perjury, making false declaration for office, deceiving a public officer and impersonation in respect of election.

    • Only four presidential candidates qualify for elections

    Only four presidential aspirants have qualified to contest Election 2016. They are Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Dramani Mahama of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention Peoples Congress (CPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), an independent candidate.


    Highlights of the NPP’s 2016 Manifesto

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    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has launched its 2016 Manifesto focused on reviving Ghana’s economy through the implementation of several social and economic interventions.

    Below are some highlights of the NPP’s manifesto as read by its running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

    • NPP will broaden the tax base with the formalisation of the economy
    • NPP will abolish the taxes on kayayei placed on them by the NDC gov’t
    •  NPP will introduce tax benefits for organisations that hire fresh graduates
    • NPP will abolish the 17.5% VAT on domestic airline tickets
    • NPP will shift the focus from taxation to production by reducing corporate tax rate from 25% to 20 %
    • NPP will issue National ID cards in its first year
    • NPP will set up a financial stability council to revive the struggling financial sector
    • NPP will pass a fiscal responsibility law and a fiscal council will be set up to address the current level of debt
    • NPP will undertake an urgent and comprehensive review of SSNIT
    • NPP will collaborate with the private sector to create jobs
    • NPP will broaden the tax base with the formalisation of the economy
    • NPP will ensure the funds for National Pensions regulatory authority are used solely for the regulation of pensions
    • NPP will restructure SADA and they will see a new dawn of government support
    • NPP will establish the middle-belt authority and a coastal development authority
    • Every constituency will be allocated $1 million annually to be used for capital expenditure
    • The NPP’s one village one dam project in the Northern region will be funded by the $1m/1 constituency programme
    • NPP will establish a Zongo development fund aimed at investing in the Zongo communities and improving health and education
    • NPP will restore teachers and nurses training allowances fully
    • NPP will make sure that mining communities receive a higher share of mineral royalties



    Manifestos don’t win elections 

    Police may arrest those who fail to vote on December 7

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    Police in the Central Region have warned that people who refuse to vote on election day may be compelled to do so.

    Superintendent Isaac Amekudzi of Agona Odobeng in the Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa District was quoted as saying by ultimatefmonline.com that persons who will refuse to vote in the forthcoming general elections may be arrested.

    He said voting is a constitutional right and people who refuse to vote may be flouting the law.

    “Voting is all about democracy and also one’s civic responsibility to vote during election. So on the day of elections if you are seen loitering around and not voting as required, the police may be compelled to enforce the law by arresting you,” he said.

    Superintendent Amekudzi appealed to Ghanaians to get and vote on that day, adding that failure to do so would amount to wasting national resources.