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US urges voters to accept results

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2012-12-11 17:35:25
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US urges voters to accept results


The evidence is overwhelming, however,afari gyan is arrogantly attempting to make things worse!

"Electoral fraud allegations are false - EC"

~ afari gyan


hey, The use of spinning through the media will not help afari gyan and his collaborators to win sympathy from the people to cover up their Fraud!

Only Corrupt people with a pure bush mentality like afari gyan will ever propagate that the "burning and stealing of ballot boxes" by the p/NDC surrogates and allowing "children to vote" does not constitute to electoral Fraud.

The evidence is overwhelming!

COURT ACTION IS NEXT!!

There is no peace without Justice!

It`s till not too Late to Overturn the WRONG verdict through a proper Court of Law!!

It is wrong to congratulate a thief for stealing your votes

- afari gyan and his EC has a record of rigging elections since 1992 when the then opposition parties collectivelly came up with one voice and made a boycott of the Presidential elections thereby declaring jerry john rawlings unopossed.

- In 2004, the late atta mills also cried foul against the EC and threathened to challenge the Presidential results, but was restrained by his own P/NDC not to do so!

jerry john rawling was very voiciferous and still talk against the 2004 Presidential results which john aggekum kufuor won.

- Prior to the 2012 general elections some political parties cried foul against some EC officials for collecting bribes.



The evidence is Overwhelming

The EC has credibility problems and it is high time sanity is done to ask afari gyan to resign, or be forced by Parliament to quit in shame.

If proven to be corrupt the judiciary branch of government will dismiss him from office.Afteral he has long reached the retiring age!

THE p/NDC IS BEHIND THE alan kyeremateng`s IDEA With MONEY.

But that nkrumaist & p/NDC `s oriented alan kyeremateng will never be the leader of any of Ashanti backed political parties in Ghana. Simply because, he is seen to be an enemy planted within.

He`s also aware that Ashantis know him to be nkrumaist who has been planted in the UP group which consist of the traditions of J.B. Dankwa, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia and DOMBO to sabotage an divide and collapse the UGCC , the UP and the PP to make Ghana One- Party-State for the socialists..

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"...No country is going to create wealth if its leaders [afari gyan, Rawlings, Mills, Alfread Agbesi Wayome, Bettry Mould-Iddrisu, Muntaka, Sipa Yankey, Ato Quashie, Boniface Siddique, Kwame Peprah, Obed Asamoah, P.V. Obeng, Muhammed Mumuni, Mahama Ayariga, Agyemang Konadu Rawlings, Kuffour etc..] exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or police can be bought off by drug traffickers. No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 percent off the top, or the head of the port authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery..."

~ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA



In fact, democracy is actually flourishing in the West African country of Ghana. Ghana’s burgeoning democracy is a positive drumbeat on a volatile continent where the barrel of the gun still rules in many countries. It is important to trumpet this success story with the hope that other African countries will emulate Ghana’s shining example. In addition, it is important to show as an example to the western world that civil societies and good governance do exist in sub-Saharan Africa.

Almost 60 years ago, Ghana, led by the charismatic and over-ambitious Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, became the first country in the sub-Saharan to emerge from the subjugation of colonial rule. Ghana’s independence spurred on the African liberation movement, and by the mid-1960s, 30 African countries had become independent. Ghana became the beacon of HOPE for the rest of Africa in the freedom movement.

It is difficult to believe now, but at independence, Ghana was richer and better developed than countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. However, corruption and mismanagement, two of Africa’s most ravaging diseases, soon drained Ghana’s national coffers and debt started to pile up. To make matters worse, in Ghana, like many African countries, civilian rule was toppled repeatedly by a series of military takeovers.

11 December 2012

United States congratulates Mahama

The United States congratulates President John Dramani Mahama and the people of Ghana for the successful election on December 7.

Nearly 80% of the electorate voted, continuing the Ghanaian tradition of widespread public participation in the democratic process. This is the sixth successful presidential and parliamentary election since 1992, and further demonstrates the people of Ghana’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

The United States encourages all parties to accept the results and to use the appropriate legal processes to resolve any electoral disputes. The United States places a high value on its long-standing friendship and partnership with Ghana and the Ghanaian people.

We look forward to strengthening our bonds by working with President Mahama and the people of Ghana to ensure prosperity, peace, and further democratic development of Ghana and the region.

Source: Office of the Press Secretary | White House United States congratulates


Four soldiers in the United States ascertained to have planned to kill President Obama and carry out a coup have been arraigned. One of the soldiers has accepted to testify against his friends.

The four soldiers were charged with murder, plotting to launch a coup and scheming to kill President Obama.

The one who accepted to testify against his friends said they had intended to seize the weapons at a base in Georgia where they were on duty and organize the other soldiers at the base for a nation-wide act.

The blistering incident surfaced during a military investigation launched into the murder with his girlfriend of a soldier two days after completing his service.

The police who deepened the investigation have unfolded the sinister plan according to which four soldiers who made plans to carry out a coup in the country killed last December a friend of theirs who had been instrumental in providing arms to them.

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I will support a coup if - Essamauh

I will support a coup if Akufo-Addo is declared President â?? Kakra Essamauh

A communication team member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kakra Essamuah has hinted he will support any coup d’état in the country if Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is declared president by a court of competent jurisdiction.

According to him, no presidential candidate in Ghana’s history has used just two regions to win an election therefore any attempt by the NPP to ensure the candidate emerge winner of Friday’s elections will be resisted.

Kakra Essamuah was reacting to the NPP’s challenge of the election results on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday.

The opposition party has indicated that it is compiling evidence of their claims nationwide and will go to court for redress.

The party’s Council of Elders will meet Tuesday to decide whether to go to court or concede defeat in the December polls.

But lawyer Essamuah maintained that the NPP will lose miserably if they proceed to court on a case that has been decided by the Electoral Commission.

He noted that the NPP and its appendages should not elude themselves into thinking that “their agents in the law courts will help them” because government will not allow them [NPP members] to perpetrate lawlessness in the country.

“If anybody with two regions wants to be president of this country; I, from the Central region, will support a coup,” he added.

Lawyer Essamuah said anybody who has become president in Ghana wins at least five regions and thus Nana Addo cannot claim to have won the election with only two regions.

He intimated that in an unlikely event that the NPP wins the court case; the NDC majority in Parliament will make the country ‘ungovernable’ for Akufo-Addo.

The NDC man observed that the conduct of the NPP and its presidential candidate betrays their commitment to the peace declaration in Kumasi.

Lawyer Essamuah admonished the NPP to respect the decision of the people for peace to prevail.

Source: Joy Online


hallo,

Listen to Joe for some good sense and political civility, lawyer Banza Essamuah

It is not just a question of giving NPP 53,000 votes which according to some people still makes NPP losers. It is more than that. If indeed NPP is able to prove with supporting evidence and documents that indeed 53,000 votes were added to NDC votes in some areas,then it is not a question of just giving the 53,000 votes to NPP, but it will be an evidence that indeed they manipulated the election results by falsification of the figures and that makes it forgery and fraud which automatically annuls the election results. It is likely that more evidence will be found because there may be guarantee that there might be other irregularities elsewhere.

Such issues should not be pushed under the carpet but should be investigated. On Kakera Esamuah's allegations that there is no way NPP can win elections by winning two regions because every President who had won the presidency in Ghana had won at least five regions. That is boo. It is boo because Ghana is not operating a federal system where one should win the presidency by winning number of regions.

The presidency is won by popular votes. US for example operates federal system but their presidency is detemined by electoral votes and not popular votes. That is the reason why although Mitt Romney won more states than Obama, yet Obama won the presidency because he had more electoral votes than Mitt Romney. Romney was winning states that some had just 3 or 4 electoral votes while Obama was winning state such as California which had 55 electoral votes, New York, Florida, etc. which had more electoral votes.

The votes in these few states are more than about 10 of the states that Mitt won. It was likely Mitt Romney almost won the popular votes,yet he could still have lost the presidency because he had lost the electoral votes. Ghanaians should also remember that when Al Gore contested the Presidency with George Bush in the United States, it was winning Florida that gave George Bush the presidency although Al Gore won the overall popular votes yet he lost because George Bush won the electoral votes because he won Florida which was the king maker.

Unfortunately the presidency of Ghana is determined by popular votes and not the one who wins more regions since we do not operate a federal system. For example,the votes in Kumasi area alone -

Subin, Bantama, Asokwa, Manhyia, Old Tafo, Suame, Nhyieaso and other surrounding areas alone are almost, if not more than, the whole three northern regions combined. Ashanti have 47 constituencies,which is more than any region in Ghana, so if NPP alone was able to win 71% of votes in the Ashanti region, the votes gained will likely be more than 4 or 5 regions combined and do not foget that NPP also got quite a lot of votes across the regions except the Volta region especially in Greater

Accra where for example Dome Kwabenya NPP got over 62,000 votes for the presidency and it happened in other other regions. Although they did not win those regions yet they were in great contention by losing by small margin of votes and that showed in the final tally. So my friend Kakara Essamuah has no case in his argument. It is not only the votes from the Ashanti and Eastern regions but votes from across the regions.

If NPP is able to prove that votes changed hands - by manipulation since the votes at the correlation center do not tarry with those announced by the EC, then NPP has a case and it shows a fraud and the elections should be annulled by any competent court of justice and that has nothing to do with NPP men at courts favouring them.

Ghana is being governed by laws and it will be looked at critically. For supporting a military coup against NPP if the court decides for them as Kakara said, that is for him Kakara Essamuah and his NDC to ponder over because by then NPP would have proved its case..


"In voting for Louis Napoleon," says Alison, "the French rural population understood that it was voting for an emperor and for the repression of the clubs in Paris. It seemed to Frenchmen in the country that they had only a choice between Jacobin rule by the clubs, or Napoleonic rule by an emperor." So, though Louis Napoleon, when he presented himself as a presidential candidate, assured the electors, "I am not so ambitious as to dream of empire, of war, nor of subversive theories; educated in free countries and in the school of misfortune, I shall always remain faithful to the duties that your suffrages impose on me," public sentiment abroad and at home, whether hostile or favorable, expected that he would before long make himself virtually, if not in name, the Emperor Napoleon. Indeed, the army was encouraged by its officers to shout, "Vive l'empereur!" and "Vive Napoleon!" And General Changarnier, for disapproving of these demonstrations, had been dismissed from his post as military commander at the capital. He was forthwith, as we have seen, appointed to a military command in the confidence of the Assembly.

By the autumn of 1851 Louis Napoleon had fully made up his mind as to his coup d'etat, and had arranged all its details. He had five intimates, who were his counsellors, - De Morny, De Maupas, De Persigny, Fleury, and General Saint-Arnaud.

De Morny has always been reputed to have been the half-brother of Louis Napoleon. In 1847 he lived luxuriously in a small hotel in the Champs Elysees, surrounded by rare and costly works of art. He had then never been considered anything but a man of fashion; but he proved well fitted to keep secrets, to conduct plots, and to do the cruellest things in a jocund, off-hand way.

Saint-Arnaud's name had been originally Jacques Le Roy. At one time, under the name of Florival, he had been an actor in Paris at one of the suburban theatres. He had served three times in the French army, and been twice dismissed for conduct unbecoming an officer. His third term of service for his country was in a foreign legion, composed of dare-devils of all nations, who enrolled themselves in the army of Algeria. There his brilliant bravery had a large share in securing the capture of Constantine. He rose rapidly to be a general, was an excellent administrator, a cultivated and agreeable companion, perfectly unscrupulous, and ready to assist in any scheme of what he considered necessary cruelty. Fleury, who had been sent to Africa to select a military chief fitted to carry out the coup d'etat, found Saint-Arnaud the very man to suit the purpose of his master. Saint-Arnaud was tall, thin, and bony, with close-cropped hair. De Morny used to laugh behind his back at the way he said le peuple souverain, and said he knew as little about the sovereign people as about the pronunciation. He spoke English well, for he had lived for some years an exile in Leicester Square, - the disreputable French quarter of London; this accomplishment was of great service to him during the Crimean War.

De Maupas had been a country prefect, and was eager for promotion. Louis Napoleon converted him into his Minister of Police.

Fleury was the simple-hearted and attached friend of his master.

De Persigny, like Saint-Arnaud, had changed his name, having begun life as Fialin.

These five plotted the coup d'etat[1]; arranged all its details, and kept their own counsel.

The generals and colonels in garrison in Paris had been sounded, as we have seen, in reference to their allegiance to the Great Emperor's nephew, and by the close of 1851 all things had been made ready for the proposed coup d'etat.

A coup d'etat is much the same thing as a coup de main, - with this difference, that in the political coup de main it is the mob that takes the initiative, in the coup d'etat the Government; and the Government generally has the army on its side.

Louis Napoleon and his five associates were about to do the most audacious thing in modern history; but no man can deny them the praise awarded to the unjust steward. If the thing was to be done, or, in the language of Victor Hugo, if the crime was to be committed, it could not have been more admirably planned or more skilfully executed.

His visage was as calm, his manners were as conciliatory and affable, as usual. No symptoms of anything extraordinary were to be seen, and an approaching municipal election in Paris accounted for the arrival of several estafettes and couriers, which from time to time called the prince president from the room.

Exactly at the hour appointed, all the African generals and several of their friends were to be arrested. Exactly at the moment indicated, troops were to move into position. At so many minutes past six A. M. all the printing-offices were to be surrounded. Every man who had in any way been prominent in politics since the days of Louis Philippe was to be put under arrest.

By seven o'clock in the morning all this had been accomplished. The Parisians awoke to find their walls placarded by proclamations signed by Prince Louis Napoleon as President, De Morny as Minister of the Interior, De Maupas as Prefect of Police, and Saint-Arnaud as Minister of War.

These proclamations announced, -

I. The dissolution of the Assembly.

II. The restoration of universal suffrage.

III. A general election on December 14.

IV. The dissolution of the Council of State.

V. That Paris was in a state of siege.

This last meant that any man might be arrested, without warrant, at the pleasure of the police.

Another placard forbade any printer, on pain of death, to print any placard not authorized by Government; and death likewise was announced for anyone who tore down a Government placard.

Louis Napoleon followed this up by an appeal to the people. He said he wished the people to judge between the Assembly and himself. If France would not support him, she must choose another president. In place of the constitution of 1848 he proposed one that should make the presidential term of office ten years; he also proposed that the president's cabinet should be of his own selection.

In vain they appealed to the people in the name of the law. The mob seemed to consider that provided it had universal suffrage, and that the man of its choice were at the head of affairs, it had better trust the safety of the nation to one man than risk the uncertainties that might attend the tyranny of many.


Ghana: Leading A New Era of African Democracy

Take a look at the reported news around Africa: In President Obama’s ancestral country of Kenya, violence ripped through the country after the ruling party proclaimed a dubious electoral victor. President Zuma of South Africa, having survived corruption and rape allegations to recently assume the presidency, had to grapple with the mystery of which of his several wives would join the rarefied ranks of first ladies of the world. In oil-rich Nigeria there is elusive peace as the insurgency grows fiercer each day, not to mention the recent flawed elections that brought President Umaru Yar’ Adua to power. Millions in Zimbabwe suffer at the hands President Mugabe under a sham power sharing agreement with his opponent in the last election after the ruling party refused to relinquish power. Army tanks recently stormed the presidential palace in Madagascar to chase out an elected president. The president of Guinea Bissau was assassinated hours after an army general was blown into pieces by a bomb. Islamic insurgents are currently battling impotent governments within Somalia. And all of this is does not mention the genocide in Darfur, of which we are all too familiar.

Based on such stories, it is hard for anyone outside Africa to imagine the existence of anything resembling civil society and good governance on the continent. It is very easy to fall into the ranks of those who see Africa as a “disaster” because of a myopic and ignorant worldview that does not see Africa as having anything good to offer the world. Yet amidst the strife, unrest, corruption, and starvation that never escape the lenses of the CNNs of the world, there are many encouraging success stories.

In this piece, I would like to share one of these stories with the readers of Demockracy. I hope to share many similar such stories in a new collaboration between Demockracy and CediPost, a Web site focused on the policy and politics of Ghana and the misunderstood continent Africa. Yes, democracy (not demockracy) is still making progress in Africa, and there have been recent successful elections in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Zambia, and the subject of this piece – Ghana.

In fact, democracy is actually flourishing in the West African country of Ghana. Ghana’s burgeoning democracy is a positive drumbeat on a volatile continent where the barrel of the gun still rules in many countries. It is important to trumpet this success story with the hope that other African countries will emulate Ghana’s shining example. In addition, it is important to show as an example to the western world that civil societies and good governance do exist in sub-Saharan Africa.

Almost 60 years ago, Ghana, led by the charismatic and over-ambitious Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, became the first country in the sub-Saharan to emerge from the subjugation of colonial rule. Ghana’s independence spurred on the African liberation movement, and by the mid-1960s, 30 African countries had become independent. Ghana became the beacon of HOPE for the rest of Africa in the freedom movement.

It is difficult to believe now, but at independence, Ghana was richer and better developed than countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. However, corruption and mismanagement, two of Africa’s most ravaging diseases, soon drained Ghana’s national coffers and debt started to pile up. To make matters worse, in Ghana, like many African countries, civilian rule was toppled repeatedly by a series of military takeovers.

The Birth of Democracy

This cycle stopped when former President Jerry John Rawlings shed his military uniform through some international arm twisting and reluctantly adopted democratic rule in 1992. Since then, Ghana has been on a seemingly unstoppable march to entrench its democracy.

Traditionally, many African countries have been gripped by violence following disputed polls. While the capacity for violence exists in Ghana as it does in any society, Ghana has deviated from the cycle of bad news that has been making the headlines throughout Africa. In 2000 when the world’s oldest democracy was in court squabbling over the winner of the presidential election, the famous Bush v. Gore case, Ghana held its second successful election after adopting democratic rule. Jerry Rawlings, a former coup leader who had metamorphosed into a democratically elected president, stood down quietly after eight years in power and peacefully handed over the reigns to a successor from the main opposition party.

A rare occurrence in African politics! To this day, it is unthinkable for an incumbent party to lose an election to an opposition party in many African countries, not to mention peacefully relinquishing power. If you don’t believe me, ask Mr. Odinga of Kenya and the puppet Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Mr. Tsvangirai.

After the peaceful transition of 2000, many in Ghana were determined to chart a new era in African democracy. Eight years later, in 2008, when the whole world’s attention was focused on Ghana as it went to the polls against a backdrop of sham elections in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, Ghana trounced the cycle of bad news to conduct successful elections and a peaceful transfer of power, again, from a losing incumbent to an opposition successor. The stakes were even higher in this past election as the winner stood to lead Ghana in an oil-boom era.

Notwithstanding the contentious nature leading to isolated skirmishes and the usual mudslinging between the leading political parties, Ghanaians collectively displayed the kind of political maturity and tolerance that is unheard of in many African countries. Overall, since embracing democratic rule in the early 1990s, Ghana has now held four successive peaceful elections, making it the only country in sub-Sahara to have had two peaceful and smooth back-to-back transfers of power from democratically elected incumbents to democratically elected successors. That is a commendable achievement by all measures in a volatile region

A Beacon of Hope

Ghana has set an example for African democracy and has the potential to become the poster nation of true leadership on a continent so much in need of effective leadership and direction. Ghana is rapidly reclaiming its historical status as the shining star illuminating Africa. If the “wind of change” in the 1950s was for political freedom and self-determination, this time the “wind of change” is for true democracy in Africa. And once again, Ghana has the capacity and potential to lead the way as the POSTER NATION for true leadership in Africa. From the dawn of self-determination to the rise of democracy, Ghana has led the way in Africa and will continue to be a repository of hope to end the cycle of underachievement on the continent

Ghana’s march to usher the continent into a new era of African democracy and responsible leadership is refreshing and assuring and should be highlighted by all who have the interest of Africa at heart. Therefore, it is befitting that the first Black President of the United States of America, in keeping faith with America’s foreign policy to support democratic and civil societies around the world, has chosen Ghana for his maiden trip to Africa since becoming president. A statement released by the White House in announcing the July 10 trip to Ghana stated:

The president and Mrs. Obama look forward to strengthening the U.S. relationship with one of our most trusted partners in sub-Saharan Africa, and to highlighting the critical role that sound governance and civil society play in promoting lasting development.

In choosing Ghana as the first country to visit in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obama administration is recognizing and rewarding the country for the remarkable progress it has made toward achieving sustainable peace and stability, and most importantly, validating Ghana’s newly carved status as a beacon of hope for a new era of African democracy.

Despite the encouraging progress and all the enthusiasm of recent years, there is no doubt that the challenges Ghana faces are enormous. I will be addressing some of the issues in my conversations to follow.


The Economy or the Military?

During the long years of the Cold War, not many dared to question the US military budget. Since then, however, the budget has continued to expand, often sending troops overseas to situations that were created by previous diplomatic blunders. Some of those blunders have directly created the morasses that we attempt to extricate ourselves from today. As such, let’s take a look at some of the history of what the CIA refers to as blowback for the U.S


Rawlings and Chinua Achebe’s lizard


September 29, 2009

~ JJ Rawlings, Nigeria and Corruption

~ Alfred Agbesi Wayome:a con man and NDC financier

~ Alfred Agbesi Woyome a crook who connived with NDC to dupe Ghana of 58million cedis


Rawlings and Chinua Achebe’s lizard


- NDC CORRUPTION: NDC Men Taking $14 Million ...

- NDC CORRUPTION: NDC FIGHTS OVER ¢2BN ...

- NDC CORRUPTION: NDC Blows ¢56bn On Bungalows

Greed is causing division in NDC – Senior Cadre

- NDC Cited In Fresh Nigeria Scandal


- Tony Aidoo pushes for prosecution of alleged NDC fraudster

- NDC supporters lock out national officers, call for Carl Wilson's head

- Ellembelle Organiser of NDC slams party faithful etc.

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