In The Spotlight
Intelligence reports reaching the Daily Statesman indicate that, leading the pack in the race for the National Democratic Congress flag bearer position, ahead of the oncoming national delegates’ congress that would elect a flag bearer, are two decent politicians – Alban Sumani Bagbin, MP for Nadowli North, and Joshua Alabi, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Legon, former MP for Krowor (Nungua) and also former Regional Minister in the last Jerry John Rawlings administration.
The New Patriotic Party has directed that all party flags in the respective regions and constituencies should be flown at half-mast for the next seven days following the demise of its founding member and Chairman of the party's Council of Elders in the Ashanti Region, Akenten Appiah Menka.
The New Patriotic Party national leadership has waved the green flag for the commencement of the much-awaited constituency elections, saying it will be impartial in the conduct of the elections.
The National Democratic Congress, fresh from a flurry of political and psychological defeats, including the endorsement of the current government’s endorsement by international development agencies as well as the ruling on Cash for Seats saga, is running to court again in frenzy, over the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.
The Minority National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament yesterday abandoned government business, virtually abstaining from contributing to business proceedings for the day, having taken a bloody nose in a political dog fight with the Majority over series of corruption allegations against the New Patriotic Party government and its functionaries.