The U.S Embassy in Accra has warned its citizens to be mindful of their safety ahead of a “large demonstration” taking place in the capital today, February 4, 2020.
The demonstration being organised by the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register and led by main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is against the compilation of a new voter’s register ahead of the 2020 elections.
It has held demonstrations in other parts of Ghana and will hold another one in Accra today.
The U.S. Embassy in an alert said: “Be advised that any demonstration, even one that is expected to be peaceful (such as this one), is volatile and can become confrontational at any moment. The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as needed.”
It has further advised its citizens to “avoid the area” and to “keep a low profile.”
Meanwhile, the police has also alerted the public to expect heavy traffic at Kawukudi, 37 Roundabout and Efua Sutherland due to the “special event.”
However, if you have no urgent business around these areas, we encourage you to stay away to allow free flow of traffic. Thank you.— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) February 4, 2020
The Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register (IPRAN), has petitioned former President Jerry John Rawlings to seek his counsel in its quest to stop the Electoral Commission from compiling a new register ahead of the 2020 elections.
Source: Daily Mail GH