Protest Let My Vote Count demonstration was needless – Kwesi Pratt

According to Mr Pratt, the Electoral Commission (EC) has already taken the purpose for which the demonstration was embarked on into consideration

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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.

Kwesi Pratt Jnr says the LMVCA demonstration was needless play Kwesi Pratt Jnr

 

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.

READ MORE: > Police whip Let My Vote Count Alliance demonstrators

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.

injured demonstrator play

injured demonstrator

SEE MORE PHOTOS: > Police bloody clash with demonstrators

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.

READ MORE: > Cephas Arthur justifies 'throwing of tear gas' at protesters

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.

READ MORE: > We did not break the rules of engagement with the police - David Asante

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