Aggressive move to stop #FixTheCountry demo is unnecessary - Efia Odo slams Ghana Police

Aggressive move to stop #FixTheCountry demo is unnecessary - Efia Odo slams Ghana Police

- Efia Odo has lashed out at the Ghana Police for their continued attempts to stop the #FixTheCountry demonstration

- On Tuesday, June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that the conveners of the demonstrated can go ahead with their plans to protest

- On that same day, the Ghana Police Service issued a warning to the public not to participate in any demonstration

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Television presenter, Efia Odo, has slammed the Ghana Police Service for what she calls their aggressive intent to stop the #FixTheCountry demonstration.

In a post on Twitter, she wondered what the service is afraid of considering their consistent attempt to prevent them from exercising their right to protest.

Aggressive move to stop #FixTheCountry demo is unnecessary; Efia Odo slams Ghana Police
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Her comment comes after a warning by the Ghana Police Service to the public not to participate in any call for demonstration by the #FixTheCountry conveners.

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According to the police in a statement released on Tuesday and seen by YEN.com.gh, the planned protest is not in compliance with the provisions of the Public Order Act.

"The aggression to stop this demonstration is totally unnecessary. If the police were paid well some of them won’t be stopping big cars and asking for 20 cedis, I’ve witnessed it," Efia Edo tweeted.

"They even take money from Uber drivers. What are you people so afraid of? We have a right to protest."

It will be recalled conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry were set to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.

They wrote to the police to notify them of their intention to storm the streets of the capital in demand of an end to the excruciating hardships in the country. The police, however, secured an ex parte injunction against the massive demonstration.

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The campaigners filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to set aside the order of the High Court. The Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, paved the way for the organisers to go ahead with the demonstration.

In other news, television presenter, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM), has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to resolve the issues facing the country because he is in power. KSM made this assertion during an interview on TV XYZ with Agyeman Prempeh.

During several interviews and rallies prior to the 2008 elections as the then leader of the opposition NPP, Akufo-Addo called out the Atta Mills government for not doing enough to fix the economy and the country.

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