Halt ‘No Mahama, ‘No Peace’ demo – Court orders Effutu NDC


A High Court has stopped the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) from demonstrating in the Effutu Constituency of the Central Region.

Securing a prohibition order from the Cape Coast High Court, the police want to stop the largest opposition party in the nation from demonstrating against what they termed “a flawed election” held on 7 December.

The protest which was expected to take place on 5 January, according to the police, will create inconveniences in the constituency.

The police further argued they do not have the requisite numbers to protect the protestors in the wake of the festive season, as well as, the upcoming inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 7 January.

NDC reacts

The NDC executives in the constituency have been served with the order.

James Kofi Annan, the 2020 parliamentary candidate for the Effutu Constituency described the decision as disappointing.

“I believe that demonstrations are a right to every citizen and the day we selected nothing is happening in Winneba. We were going to demonstrate for two major reasons. We believe that the voter register in the Effutu Constituency is like an ECOWAS register…The win [by the NPP] is not genuine”, Kofi Annan said.

He continued: “We are also demonstrating in solidarity with our flag bearer only for us to be served. We are law-abiding and we respect the decision of the court but we will be deciding with the rank and file of our party on the way forward”.

Source: Daily Mail GH with files from Asaaseradio

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