Police bans demonstrations due to anticipated extension of SC sitting

Police bans demonstrations due to anticipated extension of SC sitting

The Ghana Police Service has banned demonstrations until further notice, as it puts personnel on stand-by for weekend and holiday sittings by the Supreme Court over the election petition.

The Police Administration has therefore directed members of the public to suspend any mass activity that would require protection from the police, since that cannot be assured.

A statement issued by Director-General in charge of Administration, DCOP Rose Bio Atinga said the Service has committed a significant number of personnel to maintain law and order at the Supreme Court, where the election petition case is being heard.

The statement said the police administration does not have enough resources to cater for other gatherings while court proceedings continue.

The NPP’s 2012 presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamadu Bawumia and chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey are challenging the outcome of the 2012 polls citing widespread irregularities.

Lawyers for the Electoral Commission, second respondent in the petition, will on Monday April 29, 2013, continue their cross examination of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice Presidential candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 elections.

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