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Police invite leaders of group over Taifa rally

BY: Abigail Bonsu

 The Ghana Police Service has invited 26 persons who played leading roles in the organisation of a rally to launch a new pressure group, Let My Vote Count (LMVC) Alliance, at Taifa in the Dome/Kwabenya Constituency in Accra last Sunday.

They are billed to report to the Madina District Police Command at 10 a.m. today, January 31, 2013.

LMVC is a multi-partisan movement which has lent support to the case in the Supreme Court challenging the presidential election results and wants to push for radical reforms of the Electoral Commission.

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Leading members include Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Sammy Awuku; Mr Ernest Owusu Bempah of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Abu Ramadan of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Mr Charles Owusu of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

The police are yet to explain the reason for the invitation, but it is widely speculated that it could be linked to statements made by speakers who mounted the podium to address the supporters.

Some of the statements have been described as potentially dangerous to the security of the nation.

Meanwhile, spokesperson for the group, Mr David Asante, has told Myjoyonline.com that they suspect the invitation may be an attempt by the ruling government to use the security to silence them.

Mr Asante, however, said even though they would honour the invitation, they would not be cowed by the police.

He said they would assemble their supporters to join them to the station.