The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says President Akufo-Addo wants to use the ban on public gathering to rig the 2020 general elections.
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Johnson Asiedu Nketia believes the President ordered for all public gatherings in the country to be halted in order to carry out his own plans.
According to him, the ban on public gatherings is not geared towards protecting Ghanaians from the coronavirus pandemic.
"This whole announcement of emergency ban, emergency here, stopping this gathering, stopping that gathering, in my view, on the surface, it will appear to the world that the president is acting to deal with the COVID-19 and so on,” he said.
He opined that the real intention is not to deal with COVID-19 at all but is to find space to put the pieces of the rigging equipments together.
Asiedu Nketia's assertion comes after President Akufo-Addo ordered a suspension of all public gatherings as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak.
The ban includes church services, mosque meetings as well as basic, junior high and senior high schools across the country.
The first two cases were recorded last Thursday, March 12, but the number of infected persons has since increased to 11.
However, the Ghana Health Service has assured the public that all the victims are stable and are recovering.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the WHO says 17 deaths have been recorded as a result of coronavirus in Africa within the period of twenty-four hours.
The organisation also confirmed that 33 countries in Africa have now recorded cases of coronavirus.
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