Despite a court injection to restrain the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) from embarking on a demonstration exercise against the Electoral Commission’s limited voter registration exercise, Executives of the party say the protest will still come off as planned.
“Sun or rain, we will demonstrate peacefully”, Ashanti Regional Organizer of NDC, Mr. Isham Alhassan vowed on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM during telephone interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
The NDC in the Ashanti Region had served notice of protesting over the EC’s registration exercise on Monday, June 3, 2019.
The Police in the Ashanti Region secured a court order restraining the NDC from embarking such demonstration. The police say the NDC’s protest has to be rescheduled as a result of logistics challenges of the Police due to the Ramadan celebrations as Muslims in the country are expected to end their fast a day after the scheduled date for the protest.
However, speaking to the latest development, the NDC Regional Organizer said “we have received the injection order but we will still carry on our demonstration within the laws of the land”.
“The new twist is that we have changed the venue for the starting point from Aboabo Post Office to our Regional party office”, the Regional Organizer told host, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.
The umbrella family says it is demonstrating because about one million Ghanaians would be disenfranchised if the EC is allowed to undertake the limited voters’ registration exercise at the district level and selected electoral areas.