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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


I promise Mahama 500,000 votes in Ashanti Region - UFP Leader

Dr Agyenim Boateng Dr Agyenim Boateng

Flagbearer of the United Front Party has vowed to increase the ruling National Democratic Congress’s one million votes target in the Ashanti Region by an additional five hundred thousand votes in the region.

Nana Agyenim Boateng, popularly known as Gyataba made the pledge in an exclusive interview with Kwame Adinkrah, host of Abusua Nkomo during which he declared support for the NDC.

Agyenim Boateng is one of the flag bearer aspirants disqualified by the Electoral Commission for minor errors identified in their presidential nomination forms.

The EC disqualified 11 other presidential nominees on Monday, October 10 and put one on hold, pending the determination of a court challenge.

Apart from Dr Agyenim Boateng, the others disqualified include Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC); Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP); Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP); Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD); and Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

The others are: Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party); Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP); Thomas Ward-Brew of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP); Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, and Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP). Mr Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.

Agyenim Boateng had earlier threatened a lawsuit against the Commission.

But he has finally declared support for the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama.

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