The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has scheduled Saturday, July 16 as date on which to showcase founder Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom as its 2016 presidential candidate.

A former chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Haruna Esseku,has suggested the suspended National Chairman of the party, Paul Afoko, was not elected on merit but through the influence of the Council of Elders.

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, have established that one of the setbacks of developing countries is the weakness of institutions established to combat corruption.

President John Dramani Mahama’s willingness to participate in a presidential debate rests with what the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will decide on, an executive member of the party has said.

Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga has served notice of leading all other political parties to boycott programmes of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) if the civil society organisaion goes ahead with its intention to organize an exclusive debate for presidential candidates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has launched its pre-election debate series for the 2016 General Elections, with a call on the media to put aside their political affiliations and publish information that will not jeopardize the peace of the country.

Independent aspiring Member of Parliament for Klottey Korley, Nii Noi Nortey, has disassociated himself from campaign posters with a side-by-side picture of him and the presidential candidates of the various parties.

The National Democratic Congress is advocating for a guideline detailing persons who qualify to be part of the Registration Review Committees that would hear the cases of those whose eligibility were challenged in the voter’s registration.

A total of 18,986 people who registered in the just ended limited voter’s registration exercise had their eligibility challenged nationwide on various grounds, the Electoral Commission has revealed.

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has scheduled the last week of September for the first of two presidential debates ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.