NDC MPs, police clash at EC headquarters

NDC MPs, police clash at EC headquarters

- NDC MPs have brawled with police at the premises of the EC after they refused to submit a petition

- They were reportedly manhandled during the melee

- Meanwhile, Francis-Xavier Sosu urged for calm, advising that protest shouldn’t be seen as a blank cheque for vandalism

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) Members of Parliament clashed with police at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The kerfuffle, occurred around 10:00 am local time on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, when the legislators led by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, were barred by the police from petitioning the chairperson of the commission, Jean Mensa.

NDC MPs, police at EC headquarters
NDC MPs, police at EC headquarters
Source: UGC

A source close to the development told YEN.com.gh that the MPs stormed the premises to petition the EC over the declaration of the Techiman South seat for the NPP.

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They, however, stopped from going beyond a barricade around the Ridge Roundabout in Accra, Myjoyonline reported.

They, however, broke through the barricade in defiance leading to a serious brawl. The MPs were reportedly physically manhandled by the police for being “obstinate.”

Speaking to Starr News, Iddrisu bemoaned the lack of media interest in their demands for the re-collation of the results for the Techiman South parliamentary contest.

“We demanding justice, when you say go to court I must have something to walk and I must have the results to work with to court, this is the greatest threat to the sustenance of our multiparty democracy. All we are asking for is respect for the electoral laws of Ghana,” he stated.

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Meanwhile, the NDC MP-elect for the Madina constituency in Accra, Francis-Xavier Sosu, condemned supporters of the party for resorting to violence in their protest against the results of the 2020 polls.

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Supporters of the party have since the declaration of the results been organising a nationwide protest. They have occasionally clashed with security officers.

In one instance, 26 supporters of them were arrested and granted bail burning car tyres and pelting stones at security officials at the EC premises during a recent protest.

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