Mahama Condemns Police Abuse Of 'Let My Vote Count' Protesters

Mahama Condemns Police Abuse Of 'Let My Vote Count' Protesters

President John Mahama has ordered investigations into the violent protests that rocked the streets of Accra on Wednesday involving members of the Let My Vote Count Alliance and the police.

The demonstration which was aimed at pressurizing the Electoral Commission to issue out a new voters register ahead of the 2016 elections is documented to have ended in a bloody clash as police personnel pounced on protestors with horse whips and tear gas for  veering off the approved routes charted out by the authorities.

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This the president described as regrettable and unfortunate expressing;

Addressing a grand durbar of chiefs and people of  the Asogli Traditional Area at Ho in the Volta Region in commemoration of their annual Yam Festival, President Mahama announced his resolve to ensure the shameful development was dully investigated charging the police service to at all times respect the rights and dignity of Ghanaians.

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In the meantime, members of the Let My Vote Count Alliance have announced they would once again hit the streets come September  22 to drive home their demand for a new voters register.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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