lawyers seek release of arrested demo leaders
Information reaching GhanaPoliticsOnline.Com is that Lawyers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are in the process of obtaining the release of leaders of the Let My Vote Count Alliance, Movement for Change and Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) who led today’s demonstration.
The leaders who were arrested and put behind bars at the Police Headquaters following the chaos that ensued during the protest where dozens sustained various degrees of injury.
he court further ordered that the organisers converge on Accra Hearts of Oak Park, and present their petition after having marched from Obra Spot to Hearts of Oak Park.
But reports say, some of the demonstrators attempted to deviate from the planned route to the Electoral Commission to demand a new electoral roll, resulting in the police resorting to such crude methods.
According to Akwasi Agyemang, he witnessed three women being rushed to the hospital after inhaling toxic fumes from the gas canisters fired.
“….a leading member of the party the New Patriotic Party, Gabby Otchere-Darko was severely whipped on the back by the police by joining the crowd who flouted their authority…the police suspect he is part of the group attempting to use unapproved routes….,” he narrated.