Police for ‘frustrating’ our protests against gov’t – Justice4Ghana

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Police officers patrol during the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Bole district, northern region, on December 7, 2016. Ghanians voted in tight presidential and parliamentary polls that are seen as a litmus test of stability for Africa's most secure democracy as it wrestles with a stumbling economy and corruption scandals. Charismatic President John Mahama is running for reelection against veteran politician Nana Akufo-Addo, who has chipped away at the popularity of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party by criticising the country's sluggish growth and high-profile corruption scandals. / AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Justice4Ghana, a political pressure group, has accused Ghana Police Service of controlling and preventing the legitimate democratic rights to a demonstration.

The group in a statement said the Police Service has frustrated its planned demonstrations, including a picket scheduled for Monday through to Wednesday, at the Revolution square, opposite the Jubilee House in Accra.

The protests would have been to demand the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta and President Nana Akufo-Addo to resign.

Justice4Ghana in a statement thus urged the Ghana Police Service to allow citizens to exercise their rights.

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“The proclivity of State institutions and overzealous public officers, including Police officers, seeking to please the Executive or President must stop.”

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“The results of blocking of the Legal and Constitutional routes of Law-Abiding Citizens in some countries are well known. On that score, we caution the Ghana Police to disembark from the perilous path it is taking our beloved country. It certainly bodes ill for the stability of our cherished democracy,” the group added.

 

Source: Ghananest.com

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