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Kumasi police retrieve thumb printed ballot papers from hotel room

December 5, 2016

A local Graphiconline news portal has reported that, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional Chairman, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Wontumi) had reported to the police that he had information that thousands of thumb printed presidential ballot papers had been hidden at Madison Lodge at TUC in Kumasi. Following that, the police mobilized and…

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Akufo-Addo cannot say he won’t defend me; I gave him Ghc100,000-Bugri Naabu

December 5, 2016

A publication from Daily Post Newspaper indicating that the NPP Northern Regional Chairman Bugri Naabu “confessed”, he gave the party’s flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo Ghc 100,000 “few moments” after he benefited Ghc 500,000 from brother of Ghana’s President, Ibrahim Mahama is making the rounds on social media. According to the publication, a high placed sourced at…

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NPP cracks under Kufour/Akufo-Addo factions

December 4, 2016

A publication indicating that unity among members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is cracking due to differences in the camp of former President John Agyekum Kufour’s Ashanti members and Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s Akyems within the party has surfaced. VERDICT: Misleading EXPLANATION: Checks undertaken by the African Elections Project Fact-Checking team reveals that,…

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Prudential Bank Press Release

December 4, 2016

A fictitious document purportedly issued by Prudential Bank Limited on 1st December 2016 with respect to an issue regarding Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu is making rounds on social media. The document indicates among other things that Mr. Naabu does not have accounts with the bank as mentioned by Mr. Hamid at a press conference. VERDICT:…

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Military Troop Carry Vehicles (TCVs) being used to carry electoral materials

December 4, 2016

A report by Kumasi-based Kessben FM and repeated by some leading members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region alleged that some soldiers were arrested for using military Troop Carry Vehicles (TCVs) to carry items which were initially believed to be electoral materials. VERDICT: Misinformation EXPLANATION: Checks undertaken by the African…

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