Leadership of LMVCA still defiant despite police query
The leadership of the ‘Let My Vote Count Alliance’ have insisted they will continue with the group’s objective to sensitize Ghanaians on the petition at the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the December polls by Nana Akufo-Addo and co. This is in spite of a recent invitation by the Police after the group’s maiden rally at the Taifa Noway park, January 28, 2013.
“Nothing and no one, and not even the police will intimidate us from pursuing the course that we have chosen for ourselves, we will continue to demand for extensive reforms in the EC, we will continue to insist that the electoral rules are applied universally in Ghana such that every valid vote cast will count”, said David Asante, a member of the group said.
The leadership of the group and its lawyers, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and Mike Oquaye Jnr. were summoned by the Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Anderson Ackah after going ahead with their rally without permit.
New Statesman investigations reveal the police took a statement from Mr. James Kwabena Bomfeh of the CPP, a member of the LMVCA who was not even present at the 28th of January event that took place at Taifa.
Ironically, he was later said to have been placed on a self recognizance bail even though he had not been placed under arrest nor charged with any offense. The basis of the invitation of the group’s members is one that seems to baffle the group and its lawyers.
“Is there selective justice going on here queried Lawyer Mike Oquaye Jnr, why have they invited some members of the group that were not even at the said rally and at the same time stopped at inviting Prof Mike Oquaye, Madam Adwoa Sarfo MP for Dome Kwabenya and other notable speakers at the event”, he charged.
Members of the LMVC were seen wearing branded T-Shirts of the group at the Madina Police Station yesterday. Other notable faces that thronged the Police Station included Abu Ramadan of the PNC, Charles Owusu of the PPP and Sammy Awuku of the NPP.
The alliance has already held its second outdoor activity at the Koforidua Legion Hall and is billed to have its next at the Club Felisa’s forecourt in Community 7, Tema on Friday 8th February, 2013.