According to Mr Pratt, the Electoral Commission (EC) has already taken the purpose for which the demonstration was embarked on into consideration
The demonstration by the members and supporters of the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) and Movement for Better Ghana to drum home the need for a new voters register was needless, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has said.
Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, Dawso Nsem on Thursday, Mr Pratt stated that the Electoral Commission (EC) has already taken the purpose for which the demonstration was embarked on into consideration after some political parties had petitioned the commission.
“Some political parties have already petitioned the EC and the EC has urged them to be patient as they scrutinize the issue . What is the need for that demo if the petition had already been sent to EC. I think it was needless,” he said.
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Several protesters were injured after police tear-gassed the demonstrators when they reportedly veered off the approved route towards the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Some were brutalised while others were arrested.
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The Ghana Police Command has justified the use of tear gas to control the crowd of demonstrators saying, the police had to take the necessary steps to prevent the crowd from entering the EC premises as they had not agreed with the Police to do so.
Meanwhile, Convener of the Let My Vote Count Alliance, David Asante has denied that demonstrators broke the law to warrant the attack on them by the police.