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NDC banned from further protests in Accra - Police

BY: Kweku Zurek
NDC banned from further protests in Accra - Police
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The Accra Regional Police Command has announced that it has secured a restraining order against the National Democratic Congress (NDC), banning the opposition party from embarking on further protests and demonstrations in Accra.

The Police Command in a statement issued on December 23, 2020, explained that the prohibition order follows an affidavit filed by the Police upon receipt of notification from the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of NDC, Kobina Ade Coker, on the party’s intentions to stage protests in constituencies across the Greater Accra region.

The statement said the Police cannot provide protection for the NDC during its protests because of “ongoing post-election and multifaceted security operations for the festive season and beyond.”

"The Accra Regional Police Command has secured a restraining order against the National Democratic Congress (NDC), from embarking on further protests and demonstrations in Accra," the statement said.

"In a matter between the Republic (Ghana Police Service) and National Democratic Congress and Kobina Ade Coker, the High Court, under Justice Elfreda Amy Dankyi (Mrs.), has prohibited all NDC intended protests from Sunday 20th December, 2020 - 10th January, 2021.

"The prohibition order follows an Affidavit filed by the Police upon receipt of notification from the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of NDC, Kobina Ade Coker, on intended daily protests within the above mentioned dates in Accra and all constituencies across the region.

"The request by the NDC cannot obviously be met by the police in view of ongoing post-election and multifaceted security operations for the festive season and beyond".

Supporters of the NDC have engaged in a nationwide protest over the outcome of the December 7, 2020 elections.

The NDC has rejected the declaration of President Akufo-Addo by the Electoral Commission as President-elect and also raised concerns about the conduct of the elections in some constituencies.

Read the statement below;