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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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“We will earn trillions of dollars and Ghanaians will have jobs and they will party every weekend because they will have money in their back pockets. When you have money, what do you do with it? You party!” these are the words of Ghanaian presidential hopeful Henry Lartey.

The flagbearer of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) made the promises on Wednesday during an interview on a local television channel GHOne TV after his disqualification by the Electoral Commission to contest the December 7 elections due to filing errors.

Lartey, who succeeded his late father at the top position of the small party, is pushing his father’s stance of using agriculture to turn the fortunes of the country.

“I’m a businessman, I have several farms and I’m the largest supplier of organic papaya in the world … If I’m given the chance, I’m going to mirror whatever we are doing in agriculture and they will be sold out,” he assured.

Henry Lartey’s ambition of becoming president of Ghana is not yet over as he has filed a suit against the Electoral Commission to revoke its decision.

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He is among 13 out of 17 presidential aspirants kicked out of the race for reasons including incomplete details on forms, failure to meet legal requirements during filing process and failure to pay the required fee within the stipulated time.

The qualified candidates for the December 7, 2016 elections are President John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) candidate Ivor Kobina Greenstreet and an independent presidential candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah.

Below are some reactions from Ghanaians after Henry Lartey’s promise.


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