The Daily Graphic, Daily Guide, Today, Enquirer, Palaver and the Independent carry the headline “We’ll Defend Ourselves If… NDC”. According to these papers, the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed serious concern over the continuous attack on its members after the year’s general elections when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) emerged victorious. The NDC observed that despite calls on the leadership of the NPP to call its supporters to order, coupled with frantic efforts made by the police, NDC supporters continued to suffer violent attacks.
The Chronicle also carries the headline “Teachers ‘Alawa’ Back … In First NPP Budget”. According to the story the National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sammy Awuku, has said that the first budget of the Nana Addo led administration would capture the allowances of the teacher and nursing trainees. The allowances, which were scrapped by the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) government was met with strong resistance from the teacher trainees, who complained bitterly about the difficulties it had brought upon them.
“Give Me More Time … Nana Addo Tells NEC” is the headline in the Ghanaian Times. The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ha asked for more time from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for more consultations before coming out with names for cabinet positions in his government. At a closed-door meeting with the NEC in Accra yesterday, Nana Akufo-Addo told the members that the task of forming a government to fulfill the promises made during the campaign season was a huge one. It required a solid team to be able to deliver to the expectations of Ghanaians, he explained.
The Chronicle has the caption “I Have No Interest in Dagbon Chieftaincy Matters - Nana”. The paper reports that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President-elect on Thursday, said he has no interest in chieftaincy matters in Dagbon, and wants the stakeholders to help him build a progressive and prosperous Ghana. “I want to have the same relationship I had with the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani II with his son, Kampakuya Naa. I have stated it, and I want to repeat it,” Nana Akufo Addo stated during a meeting with a delegation from the Dagbon and Mamprugu Traditional Councils in Accra.
We conclude today’s newspaper review with the headline in the Daily Guide “Nana, Mahama in secret Kumasi meetings”. According to the paper, it has emerged that president John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo met and had fruitful mutual discussion before the December 7 polls and after the election to smoothen some rough edges. The secret and reportedly important meetings was said to have been held at the instances of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II a few hours to the polls.