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Voters ready to ‘show politicians how it feels to be repeatedly lied to’

Voters ready to ‘show politicians how it feels to be repeatedly lied to’

Several voters who took ‘gifts’ after pledging to cast their votes for particular politicians, say they are ready to “show the politicians exactly how it feels to be repeatedly lied to.” The voters, who head to the polls on Wednesday, confirmed that several politicians and party stooges attempted to buy their votes with “large amounts…

‘Neutral’ declared word of the year

Ghana Institute of Linguistics has declared ‘neutral’ as its 2016 word of the year, reflecting a year dominated by fractious political discourse within the Ghanaian social media community. ‘Neutral’ beat contenders like ‘kpokpogbligbli’ and ‘pro-bono’, after its usage among social media commentators surged over 59,000% in the last week. The adjective has been in existence…

Mahama, Akufo-Adoo to debate on whether to debate- IEA 

John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo will face off in a debate to decide whether the two presidential candidates should hold a final one-on-one debate before the December elections. The Institute of Economic Affairs said the “debate to decide the debate” should help resolve the recent media discussions regarding the possibility of a presidential debate between…

Bawumia accused of turning politics into a sensible fact-based debate

The vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has been accused of sullying the reputation of Ghanaian politicians by shifting the focus of political debates from insults and personality attacks to facts and figures. The damning accusation came just hours after the 52 year old economist delivered a fact-filled, common sense-laced…

Voters demand ‘one broken promise one Nsawam bed’ pledge

Voters say they will vote for anyone who pledges to incarcerate elected leaders for failing to fulfil campaign promises. Proponents of the idea want the ‘one broken promise one Nsawam bed’ pledge included in party manifestos to prevent politicians from doing a u-turn after the December elections. The proponents are worried that pervasive dishonesty within…

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