June 24, 2024

Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have converged at the Cantoment Police Station in protest of the arrest and subsequent detention of their party’s Awutu Senya East Parliamentary candidate.

The members according to reports are burning tyres among others to protest the decision to detain their Parliamentary candidate at the Police station on a weekend amidst the singing and chanting of war songs.

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has condemned the Police for the decision to not allow justice to prevail in the matter.

He believes this is a move to intimidate the parliamentary candidate and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the run-up to the 2024 elections.

The NDC flagbearer has urged the Police to release Naa Koryor.

Read Mahama’s Statement Below

There is no justification for the decision by the Inspector General of Police George Dampare, on the orders of the National Security Advisor, Albert Kan Dapaah, to detain a Parliamentary Candidate for the Awutu Senya East Constituency in Police custody.

This action, taken on the instructions of the National Security Secretariat, will needlessly raise the political temperature in the country and spark avoidable tension.

The Police Service and the IGP must not allow themselves to be used to hang the peace and stability of our nation months before crucial national elections.

I call on the IGP, the Peace Council, the government, and the people of Ghana to recognise that justice is not just a moral imperative but a crucial prerequisite for maintaining peace and stability in a nation.

We cannot allow the police service to be used to stifle opposition and intimidate innocent Ghanaians and political opponents in the run-up to the 2024 elections.

Clearly, the intention to detain her after she had already been granted bail is an attempt to intimidate the NDC Parliamentary candidate in her quest to unseat the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hawa Koomson, in the Awutu Senya East Constituency.

I urge the IGP to urgently reconsider his actions and release Naa Koryoo immediately for the sake of justice and the stability of our nation.

It is high time the police fulfilled their duty to serve and protect all citizens, irrespective of their political affiliations.



Source: MyNewsGh.com

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