General News of 2014-08-29

Aseidu Nketiah advises NPP on winning elections

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress says the party has taken precautionary measures to avert another long drawn election petition in the future.
In a typical Johnson Asiedu Nketia style, the NDC scribe said the party has learnt how to "dine with the devil" and "will use a long spoon" this time around.
He would not say who the devil is but hinted the long spoon will be to ensure that all Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings be recorded and minutes produced.
He was answering a question posed by Joy News' Francisca Kakra Forson on the lessons learnt from the election petition.
Today August 29, 2014 marks exactly one year after the Supreme Court ruled on the historic election petition.
Commenting on the substantive ruling by the Supreme Court, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said he is "very happy that the Supreme Court endorsed the verdict of the masses."
"Elections are won or lost at the polling station and that is what the Supreme Court affirmed," he stated.
He said he was also happy the NPP has come to the realisation that they cannot use any other means, other than the polling station to win elections in Ghana.
On whether or not the EC is implementing reforms suggested by the Supreme Court judges, the NDC scribe popularly called General Mosquito was full of praise for the Commission.
Contrary to claims by some critics who accuse the Electoral Commission of being lethargic in implementing electoral reforms suggested by a panel of Supreme Court judges who presided over the historic election petition, the NDC scribe would have none of those criticisms.
"I think there are people who are tickling themselves and laughing because if you present your own ideas and you suggest that these were the recommendations of the Supreme Court which ought to be implemented, you will be disappointed at the end of it because the Supreme Court recommendations are clear and contained in their final verdict..."
"I think the EC is on course in implementing the recommendations of the Supreme Court. So those who feel disappointed must examine themselves..." he said.
Source: myjoyonline.com
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