Court bans NDC from protesting in Accra

Court bans NDC from protesting in Accra

- An Accra high court has banned the NDC from holding demonstrations in Accra

- The ban will last for 21 days

- It was at the request of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command

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Supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot demonstrate in the capital, Accra, for 21 days, can confidently report.

This follows an Accra high court order banning the supporters of the main opposition from further protesting in Accra over the outcome of the 2020 polls.

Scores of supporters of the opposition party thronged the EC headquarters in Accra on Thursday, December 17, 2020, to demonstrate against the outcome.

Court bans NDC from protesting in Accra
Court bans NDC from protesting in Accra Image credit: Greater Regional Police Command
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They burnt tyres and pelted stones at security officers deployed to maintain law and order.

The order was at the behest of the Accra Regional Police Command which was secured after the filing of an affidavit in court following notice by the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of NDC, Kobina Ade Coker, about impending demonstrations in certain constituencies.

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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has explained the motive behind the violent protests by supporters of the party.

NDC’s supporters have staged a series of demonstrations across the country since the declaration of the outcome of the 2020 polls.

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They were angry the results did not go the way of the NDC and its presidential candidate, former President John Dramani Mahama, who has refused to concede defeat to his main contender, President Akufo-Addo.

Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama and over ten other presidential candidates in the elections to emerge as Ghana’s president-elect.

Speaking to GHone TV’s Serwaa Amihere on Thursday, December 24, 2020, and monitored by, Asiedu Nketia attempted to provide the real reasons for the nationwide protests by the NDC supporters.

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According to him, the actions of the supporters were not about the failure of Mahama to deliver to the NDC the presidency.

“It’s about our sovereignty that has come under attack,” the experienced NDC scribe stated.

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