Supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have amassed up at the Electoral Commission (EC) have been dispersed by the Ghana Police Service.
The supporters went to the Commission over an alleged stolen verdict and insisting they ‘want justice’.
Some of them who spoke to the media while fleeing from the tear gas being sprayed by the police held placards reading: “Akufo-Addo must step down“, “We’re here for justice“, “We will not allow Jean Mensa and Akufo-Addo to take us where we don’t like” “We’re sending a signal to Mahama not to sign any document” “Jean Mensah should know that Ghana doesn’t belong to her alone” “No Mahama No Peace” and so on.
Greater Accra Regional Chairman for the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Ade Coker who said he was part of the demonstrators bemoaned how the crowd was dispersed.
” . . we were embarking on a peaceful demonstration and so the police could have used other means of dispersing the crowd instead of firing live bullets . . . tear gas went into my eyes,” he said in an interview on GHOne.
When asked whether they notified the police before the demonstration, Ade Coker said, “we’re exercising our constitutional right; it is our fundamental right.”