A group of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have converged at the residence of the former President John Agyekum Kufour in a last minute attempt to prevent him from attending todayÂ’s inauguration of John Mahama.
Founder of the Progressive PeopleÂ’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has called on Ghanaians to respect the authority of the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, after he took the Oaths of Allegiance and Office.
Those of us who set ourselves apart to criticize the NPP knew what we were about and did things as we deemed fit. So, if we are accused of directly working against the NPP, it shouldnÂ’t be strange. We didnÂ’t do so for its own sake.
The NPP certainly has huge problems to solve if it seeks to change its fortunes in future general elections. Despite the vehement protestations against the outcome of Election 2012 and the filing of a lawsuit by the NPP, some of us strongly believe that the elections were transparent, fair, and free and that Akufo-Addo lost the elections because he did not connect effectively with the voters to win their trust and confidence.
Thanks to the open skies policies adopted by African countries after the Yamoussoukro Decision of November, 1999, Ghanaians can now fly from Accra to Kumasi for a one-way fare of about $25 (GHC50). There are also cheap flights to and from other cities in the West African sub-region for relatively low fares.
The years from 1960 to 1982 was marked by rampant military overthrows of democratic governments. Many frontline professionals in the country at that time left the country in their numbers. Many have gone on to achieve more than their wildest dreams.
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 2012 general elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, is opposed to the request by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be joined in a petition challenging the results of the polls.