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NDC descends heavily on Hopeson Adorye for ‘insulting’ people of Bono Region

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NDC descends heavily on Hopeson Adorye for 'insulting' people of Bono Region

NDC descends heavily on Hopeson Adorye for ‘insulting’ people of Bono Region

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bono Region has descended heavily on the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye for allegedly insulting the good people of the Region.

Hopeson Adorye who is a Communications team member of the NPP and Eric Adjei who is also the NDC Deputy Bono Regional Communications Officer nearly fought on UTV’s late political news discussion Thursday, July 4, 2017.

In a video circulating on social media, Hopeson Adorye was heard alleging that former President John Mahama rented a private jet to travel outside Ghana but Eric Adjei denied that and called on Adorye to retract his claim and apologise to Ghanaians.

“See, when John Mahama was the President, I don’t think he was sitting on bicycles to travel, I don’t think so, I don’t think that he was using some of our taxes to travel, I don’t think so, he also chartered flights to travel”, Hopeson Adorye replied.

But Eric Adjei said former President John Mahama never chartered flights and dared Hopeson Adorye to tell him when that happened.

“John Mahama never chartered flights, and I am saying it that President Mahama never chartered flights”, Eric Adjei stated.

Eric Adjei also alleged that President Akufo-Addo had rented a private jet to travel outside Ghana; a flight worth 17,000 dollars per an hour.

“President Akufo-Addo chartered a flight and paid for 17,000 dollars just for one hour, why? what crime have Ghanaians done to Akufo-Addo, Hopeson Adorye must render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians”, Eric Adjei claimed.

Hopeson Adorye, however, insisted that he can provide Eric Adjei with evidence (thus, dates).

“You stay in Bono so how can you know what I am saying”, he told Eric Adjei.

He continued “Let me tell you if you don’t take care I will deal with you and you can’t continue with the show”.

Hopeson Adorye later on the show accused the Host of being biased.

“…What kind of noise is this, you are not being fair to me, don’t be biased, you are supporting NDC members… you are on TV and so what, if it is noise so we shouldn’t say it, stop this”, Adorye charged.

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But in a statement issued and signed by the NDC Bono Regional Communications Officer, Charles Akowuah Tuffour and copied to the media, he castigated Hopeson Adorye for insulting Eric Adjei and the Region as a whole.

“A time where all efforts are made to see to the end of discrimination (social status, gender disparity, ethnicity, religion and one’s origin) , the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye is vociferously denigrating this concerted effort by the world with his excrescence pronouncement on UTV on Thursday, 4th July, 2019 at their late political news discussion”, the statement read.

The statement added that “For the avoidance of doubt, there is a video in circulation on social media where he, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye was clearly captured on the program comfortably spewing these vexatious words on the person of the Deputy Regional Communications Officer of the NDC in Bono Region – Mr Eric Adjei and by extension to the people in the Region”.

The statement claimed that “Hopeson in pride said “wo, wo te Bono no hwaa ?de?n na wo hunu? Ma y?n a y? w? krom no ?nkasa” (in inference, when those of us in the cities are talking, who are you in the remote Bono Region to rebut?)”

The statement said Brong Region now Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions have produced a lot of personalities and cannot be described as a remote area by Hopeson Adorye.

The statement emphasized that “The political history of Ghana can never be completed without the mention of Brong Ahafo Region. Brong Ahafo has nurtured great politicians, from the days of Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia (who hailed from Wenchi in the Bono Region) to the enviable position of Prime Minister of Ghana, Her Excellency Theresa Kufour (who hails from Odumasi in the Bono Region) was the former First Lady of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, Her Excellency Lordina Mahama, the Immediate past First Lady of Ghana (and hails from Nkoranza in the Bono East Region), the late stateman – Joseph Henry Mensah who also hailed from Odumasi in the Bono Region and became the Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament from 1997 to 2001 and amogst others”.

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“How does this region (a region that has produced a Prime Minister and two First Ladies) be referred to as a remote region and be denigrated by Hopeson Adorye? His unfortunate words must be roundly condemned by all, especially his Party Executives in the Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions)”, the statement opined.

“We again call on the premium television station in Ghana, UTV to do due deligence on who comes on their platform in order not to belittle and tarnish their hard earned reputation built over the years”, the statement said.

Below is the full statement

RE; BONO IS A REMOTE AREA SO ALLOW THOSE OF US IN THE CITY TO SPEAK

A time where all efforts are made to see to the end of discrimination (social status, gender disparity, ethnicity, religion and one’s origin) , the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye is vociferously denigrating this concerted effort by the world with his excrescence pronouncement on UTV on Thursday, 4th July, 2019 at their late political news discussion.

For the avoidance of doubt, there is a video in circulation on social media where he, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye was clearly captured on the program comfortably spewing these vexatious words on the person of the Deputy Regional Communications Officer of the NDC in Bono Region – Mr Eric Adjei and by extension to the people in the region.

Hopeson in pride said “wo, wo te Bono no hwaa ?de?n na wo hunu? Ma y?n a y? w? krom no ?nkasa” (in inference, when those of us in the cities are talking, who are you in the remote Bono Region to rebut?)

On record, Brong Ahafo (now Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions) has never lacked astute personalities in all spheres of the Ghanaian enterprise.

The political history of Ghana can never be completed without the mention of Brong Ahafo Region. Brong Ahafo has nurtured great politicians, from the days of Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia (who hailed from Wenchi in the Bono Region) to the enviable position of Prime Minister of Ghana, Her Excellency Theresa Kufour (who hails from Odumasi in the Bono Region) was the former First Lady of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, Her Excellency Lordina Mahama, the Immediate past First Lady of Ghana (and hails from Nkoranza in the Bono East Region), the late stateman – Joseph Henry Mensah who also hailed from Odumasi in the Bono Region and became the Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament from 1997 to 2001 and amogst others.

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How does this region (a region that has produced a Prime Minister and two First Ladies) be referred to as a remote region and be denigrated by Hopeson Adorye? His unfortunate words must be roundly condemned by all, especially his Party Executives in the Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions).

We therefore, will not allow Hopeson Adorye with his indecorous and infantile comments (which are his trademarks) to look down upon the region and hence demand a public retraction of his unwritten words on the same platform (UTV) and issue out an unqualified apology to the region as soon as possible in order not to incur the wrath of the region.

We again call on the premium television station in Ghana, UTV to do due deligence on who comes on their platform in order not to belittle and tarnish their hard earned reputation built over the years.

The people of Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions) are proud of our region, our history and our culture and will never be defeated by any erroneous tag consciously attributed to the region by those who obviously lack our precious societal upbringing. We remain focused.

Thank you.

Signed!

Charles Akowuah Tuffour

Regional Communications Officer – NDC

Bono Region

Source: Daniel Kaku

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Akufo-Addo won 2016 polls on corruption –Atik Mohammed

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Campaigns on corruption about the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration is what won President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the 2016 polls, suspended General Secretary of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed has stated.

According to him on Accra-based Peace Fm monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the Mahama administration appeared sloppy in the fight against corruption which was capitalized on by the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the last general elections.

“Akufo-Addo won the 2016 polls based on his campaign for corruption because the Mahama administration was perceived to be corrupt. Ghanaians voted for him because they wanted a change but if his administration is worse off than the previous one then there was no point”, he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

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The former PNC leader expressed disappointment that out of the many corruption allegations no single individual has been thrown into the cooler to show the commitment of the Akufo-Addo led administration in the fight against graft.

Then candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2014 stated categorically that enriching himself and family has never be his reason for being in politics.

In spite of his two failed attempts at the presidency at the time, he explained he was given it a third shot because he has dreamt about what the country’s destination ought to be, and wanted to take Ghanaians to that promised land.

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“I am not in politics to fill my pockets, to enrich myself or my family or to steal your money. That’s not why I am in politics,” he stressed, adding I am in politics because I have a vision and a dream of what this country can be and I want to work to make that dream possible. I am asking you to give me the opportunity, support me. Where it is necessary to criticize me, do not hesitate, point out when things are going wrong. Give me your positive enthusiasm and let’s go forward together. We can make it and make Ghana truly the Black Star of Africa,” he promised.

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Source: mynewsgh.com

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We inherited a weak institution – EC boss

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Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensah has disclosed that she inherited a very weak institution which was not founded on rules.

She’s also expressed worry about how the Commission was run as a free for all institution that lacked governance framework and was a subject of state capture by foreign elements.

“It is an institution that has is not founded on rules, is not founded on administrative policies, does not have a governance framework. We came into office and found out that we do not have a single policy to guide procurement, to guide finance, to guide human resource, nothing exists.

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“In a nutshell, the Commission has existed as an election machine, and over the year we have spent a lot of efforts to plug the loopholes to the best of our ability. It has been run as a free for all institution,” she explained.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Asawase risks voting ‘skirt and blouse’ – Disgruntled NDC members

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Asawase risks voting 'skirt and blouse' - Disgruntled NDC members

Some disgruntled members of the opposition NDC in the Asawase Constituency have vowed to vote ‘skirt and blouse’ in 2020 general elections.

They will change their only if national executives rescind their decision on Masawudu Mubarak’s disqualification.

The party members are discontented about the party’s functional executive committee’s decision to disqualify their preferred candidate to contest the parliamentary primaries.

The decision, they believe, does not reflect the interest of delegates in the constituency.

“The decision is disappointing and disgraceful,” says one of the disgruntled members, Akolgo Martin told Joy News’ Mohammed Nurudeen.

Mr Martin is among many others who claim delegates of the party in the constituency are angry because they have been taken for granted for far too long.

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They are threatening to vote against any candidate who will represent the party in the 2020 general elections.

Clad in red bands with frustration clearly written on their faces, they vow to boycott 2020 elections if their preferred candidate isn’t given the go-ahead to contest.

Gathered at the residence of the disqualified aspirant, Masawudu Mubarak to throw their continuous support behind him, Mr Martin said, “If our decision affects the party in 2020 they (national executives) brought it, especially Asiedu Nketiah.”

“They keep on imposing candidates on us,” Martin alleged.

“‘You cannot go unopposed like that. Let the people choose you,” Mariam Nuhu, one of the women’s branches organisers said.

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She said they would either boycott the 2020 elections or choose to vote skirt and blouse.

For them, it will only be prudent for the party hierarchy to change its decision and allow their candidate to contest.

The incumbent Asawase MP, Muntaka Mubarak will contest 2020 parliamentary elections on the ticket of the opposition NDC unopposed.

This follows the acceptance of a report by the Doe Adjaho Committee which was constituted look into petitions surrounding the selection of parliamentary candidates.

The NDC held parliamentary primaries nationwide but the elections were put on hold in five constituencies including Asawase.

Elections were later held in four of the constituencies leaving Asawase where some NDC members had filed a petition to the National Executive Council of the party.

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This follows their inability to file the nomination form of Masawudu Mubarick, the aspirant who is challenging the incumbent.

In a statement copied to Joy News, the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the issues have been settled and Mr Mubarak will now go unopposed.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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