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Resolve Election disputes through open collation before 7 January- Muslim Councils to Jean Mensa

National Chief Imam Suspends Personal Assistant
Shiekh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, National Chief Imam

The Federation of Muslim Councils (FMC), Ghana is calling on the Electoral Commission to as a matter of urgency, resolve all the teething challenges emanating from the 2020 Elections conducted on December 7.

According to them, the challenges and brewing tensions can only be curbed if the elections management body provides a level-playing field for all disputing parties.

“The FMC therefore calls on the Electoral Commission to accede to the request for an open collation of results in Techiman South constituency polls, which has not been done to date in contravention of the electoral rules.” The group said.

In a statement issued on Sunday, December 27 and signed by the group’s Secretary-General, Al-Hajj Mohammed Amir Kpakpo Addo, they condemned the dastardly killing of innocent civilians by some security personnel and called for investigations as well as appropriate sanctions to such officials of the uniform.

“The FMC, however, joins human rights lovers in strongly condemning the loss of innocent lives through acts of the police and military in the elections, including the outrageous use of brute force by the police on unarmed peaceful Ghanaians exercising their rights to protest.” The statement noted.

The renowned Muslim group has bemoaned government’s lackluster attitude in dealing with elections-related criminals. They have lamented the Akufo-Addo government’s refusal to punish perpetrators of the 2020 Voters’ Registration violence and described this as one of the reasons for the growing impunity in the country.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Ekow

    December 28, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    May Allah bless you all and add more wisdom and long life. I wonder the reasoning and judgement of some people in Ghana as common sense seems to elude them. I am a Christian but I am ashamed by the hypocrisy of the clergy.

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Hello Ekow, Thanks for taking time to visit the Nationalistgh.com

  2. Alhaji Ahmed

    December 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

    As a moslim this statement has been long overdue. This statement should have been issued a long time Islam is a religion of justice and peace that’s why the Quran has worn us if you want to marry two or three or four you can only do so (IF) you can be (JUST)if you know you can not be (JUST) marry one it tells you that islam is for justice we can’t peace without justice We thank our leaders for the bold steps they embarked upon by coming out with this statement

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Hello Ahaji Ahmed, Your feedbacks means a lot to us. Sorry for a delayed response.

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Hello Alhaji Ahmed, thanks for visiting the site.

  3. Kwame Adjei-Mensah

    December 29, 2020 at 9:54 am

    The hypocritical peace council and the Christ Mockers council and their counterparts, Catholic Bishops should pull their ostrich heads from the sand and follow suit. They are a disgrace to Christendom.

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Kwame, Thanks for visiting the site.

  4. Abdulai Sulemana

    December 29, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    The proposed option is good and I expect the stakeholders involved to to roll out plans to stabilize the peace of this country.
    By the way, may Allah bless all the members of the council with more wisdom, good health and long life Ameen.

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Hello Abdulai Sulemana, we appreciate your time on this platform.

    • Samed

      December 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Hello Abdulai Sulemana, your visit to the Nationalistgh.com means a lot to us. Thank You!

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Mahama files application for review of ruling stopping him from reopening his case

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President John Mahama

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the ongoing Election Petition, has filed an application for review of the Supreme Court’s ruling that prevented him from reopening his case.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, turned down a request by Mr. Mahama to re-visit his case which his lead lawyer, Tsatsu Tsikata closed last week.

The court in its ruling read by the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, said the petitioner’s legal team failed to provide any better justification for the request and thus dismissed it.

“We accordingly refuse that application,” the Chief Justice said.

But according to the review application, Mr. Mahama insisted that the apex court made fundamental errors in its ruling.

He is thus praying the court to reconsider his new argument and depart from its earlier ruling.

“I am advised by counsel and verily believe the court made fundamental errors of law including the ruling being per incuriam of constitutional provisions, statutes and previous decisions of the Supreme Court.”

“Among these errors, I am advised by counsel and verily believe is an error whereby the courts subordinates a provision in the Evidence Act to a rule in subsidiary legislation by the Rules of Court Committee,” the application added.

The said application is expected to be heard on Monday, February 22, 2021.

What happened within the week?

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision within the week dismissed the application filed by the petitioner, seeking a review of an earlier ruling affirming the right of the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa not to testify in the ongoing case.

In that ruling, the court also said the petitioner didn’t convince the bench to depart from its earlier ruling.

“The applicant has failed to satisfy the court that a new or important matter resulted from the reference to the constitutional provisions referred to [in the earlier ruling].”

“In the result, the application fails, and it is hereby dismissed,” the Chief Justice read on behalf of the panel of justices.

The court also struck out application of stay of proceedings filed Mr. Mahama.

The court in ruling on the matter said the determination of the review application renders the stay application moot.

Source:citinewsroom

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Here are the elected Council of State members for Akufo-Addo’s second term

Former MP for Ningo Prampram, E.T Mensah has been elected Greater Accra rep for the Council
Former MP for Ningo Prampram, E.T Mensah has been elected Greater Accra rep for the Council

The Electoral Commission on Friday, February 12, 2021, conducted elections for new regional representatives to the Council of State.

The exercise, enshrined in Paragraph (C) of Clause 2 of Article 89 of the 1992 constitution resulted in 102 candidates from 16 regions filing to contest the election which was held at all regional capitals across the country.

There were interesting turnouts in the results after polls were collated.

A high point of the exercise included the 100 percent endorsement of the former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, an NDC candidate who went against six other candidates for the Greater Accra regional representation of the Council.

Former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak polled zero votes after contesting against Abdul-Rashid Mohammed, Mahamoud Tahiru Zunglana and Alhassan Andani, who is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana.

After the polls, Mahamoud Tahiru Zunglana emerged winner with 23 votes while the former Stanbic boss polled eight votes to come second.

Abdul Rashid-Mohammed had only one vote.

There was a tie in the results from Western Region, and hence the elections will be re-run, while Bono East couldn’t take place due to an injunction.
Below is the list of elected persons to represent Ghana’s 16 regions for the Council of State:

Function of the Council of State

Members of the Ghana Council of State as according to the 1992 constitution have a mandate to advise the president on national issues and governance.

Membership of the Council consists of a former Chief Justice of Ghana, a former Chief of Defence Staff and a former Inspector General of Police.

The president of the National House of Chiefs is also part of the body together with the elected representatives of each region of Ghana.
Source:Ghanaweb
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ET Mensah wins bid as Greater Accra rep on Council of State

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Mr.E.T Mensah

The former Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Enoch Teye Mensah has been declared winner of the Council of State elections in the Greater Accra Region by the Electoral Commission.

The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP beat competition from six others to emerge victorious in the election held on Friday, February 12, 2021.

The Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Kwame Amoah in making the declaration indicated that Mr. ET Mensah, a former Minister of Youth and Sports in the Rawlings’ administration obtained 100 percent of all votes cast.

The other competitors, Nii Kotei Dzani; who is the immediate past members, Michael Kofi Mensah, Wilbeck Ato Sefah, John Mantse Akwetey, Nene Konor Atiapah III and Charles Andrew Parker-Allotey all did not get any vote.

Regional representatives for the Council of State are being elected in all 16 regions.

They will be joining the 11 appointees already named by President Akufo-Addo.

The President earlier, subject to consultation with Parliament, appointed, in accordance with Article 89(2)(a)(i)(ii) and (iii), Georgina Theodora Wood, a former Chief Justice, Lt. Gen. J.B. Danquah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and Nana Owusu Nsiah, a former Inspector General of Police, to the Council.

The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is an ex-officio member of the Council, in furtherance of Article 89(2)(b).

The Council of State is to among other things counsel the President in the performance of his functions.

Source:citinewsroom

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