Jerry Osei Poku, the Eastern Regional Youth Organiser Of the New Patriotic Party has heavily descend on Ghana Leaders by describing them as “fools”.
“When a country is been ruled by fools, the Police brutalize citizens instead of protecting them, but the table will very soon turn round in no time and those laughing today will laugh at the wrong side of their mouth”.
The Eastern Regional Youth Organiser who is currently out Ghana posted this on his Facebook wall.
According to him, when a citizen commit an offence, he or she is not supposed to be physically assaulted by the law enforcement agency.
Some leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) including Gabby Asare Otchere Darko was beaten with baton and horse whips by the police at the Let My Vote Count Alliance demonstration in Accra on Wednesday.
There was total bedlam close to the Electoral Commission as the crowd veered off their approved route to present their petition to officials at the electoral body contrary to a court order restraining them from the security zone.
The police had to fire teargas and used water canon to disperse the angry demonstrators who were marching to drum home for a new voters’ register.
Gabby later tweeted:
Whiles in police custody, another police officer walked to me to lash me with horse whip. Later, another two attacked me with batons.
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) September 16, 2015
Other people sustained various injuries on their heads and other body parts as people run for cover.
The Police presence at the premises of the Electoral Commission in Accra following threats by LMVCA and their counterparts that they will go ahead to picket at the premises.
20 people have been so far arrested including the convener of the LMVCA David Asante, the group leader.
The Ghana Police Service in early secured an injunction Tuesday to restrain the LMVCA, the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) and the Movement for Change from picketing at the EC.
However, in a counter statement, the three pressure groups said: “The organisers of the unprecedented picketing at EC tomorrow [Wednesday], will like to assure the general public that the event is coming on as planned.
“We have met with the Police and they are ready to provide us with adequate security. And we have agreed on a route.
“We will converge from 6am to 8am at the Obra Spot on Wednesday, September 16 to begin our march to meet the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, to picket at the Commission and present our petition. Accompanied by drumming and dancing, our all white protest is to drum home the case for a new voters’ register for 2016.”