Voter register demo This is not the Ghana Mahama inherited - Gabby

Even where you break the law, the police have absolutely no right to use violence on you. I did not break any law. I was part of the protest and we got to a place where there was a standoff.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
This is not the Ghana Mahama inherited - Gabby play

This is not the Ghana Mahama inherited - Gabby

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, has lashed out at the Ghana Police for manhandling demonstrators who took part in Wednesday’s demonstration to demand the creation of a new voters’ register.

A demonstration by members and supporters of pressure groups, 'Let My Vote Count Alliance', 'Movement for Better Ghana', to drum home the need for a new voters register turned violent, after many people got injured and some were flogged by the police.

This is not the Ghana Mahama inherited - Gabby play

This is not the Ghana Mahama inherited - Gabby

 

The police claimed the demonstrators violated agreements on the approved routes.

But, Mr Gabby Okyere Darko, one of the demonstrators who was allegedly beaten and manhandled by the police said the police acted unprofessionally, since he and the various protestors did not break any law.

"Even where you break the law, the police have absolutely no right to use violence on you. I did not break any law. I was part of the protest and we got to a place where there was a standoff. That standoff was not violent because the protestors were trying to make a case to the police but the police kept asking them to go back and the next minute they just rushed on the protestors with batons and teargas; that’s really what happened. And I really think that for a democratic country so-called, there is no place for such violence", he said on Accra-based Citi FM.

 

He further blamed president Mahama for the incident, which he believes is an indictment on Ghana's democracy.

“If this is John Mahama’s Ghana, then that’s not the Ghana he inherited. We were here when in 2008 after the second-round of elections without any police notice; the NDC led by the General Secretary stormed the Electoral Commission. Is that how they were treated when that happened? This can’t be democracy; we can’t say we have a democracy in Ghana if elections can be stolen and when you take steps to clean the electoral process; you are then assaulted and brutalized by police,” he fumed.

Meanwhile, police say over 30 protesters have been arrested and will be processed for court.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 In Central Region Police intercept a bunch of cedi notes in over 30...bullet
2 Election 2016 Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before votebullet
3 Redevelopment Mahama opens Kejetia market today [Photos]bullet
4 Chaos At Bus Stations NDC, NPP hijack buses at terminals as...bullet
5 2016 elections Nana Addo has won spiritually but… - Prophetbullet
6 Electoral Commission My husband did not design new EC logo -...bullet
7 Election 2016 Ghana's opposition candidate 'confident' he's wonbullet
8 In Eastern Region NDC DCE robbed at gunpointbullet
9 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC...bullet
10 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
3 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
4 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
5 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of Dec...bullet
6 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 Video Florence Obinim defends husband Bishop Obinimbullet
9 Accra Floods Adabraka floods after downpourbullet
10 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID...bullet

News