AFAG says it will defy police ban on demonstrations

AFAG says it will defy police ban on demonstrations

Pro-opposition pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) says it will defy a police directive banning demonstrations.

The group was forced to call off its April 18 demonstration after the police secured an order to stop them on the grounds that it does not have sufficient personnel to provide security for the demonstrators since they are outstretched in providing security at the Supreme Court for the ongoing Election Petition case.

Chairman of the pressure group, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie, incensed by the directive said “it is a needless directive, this is annoying, it is provocative and we must check this at the law courts”.

He said the police cannot prevent people from “expressing their basic democratic rights of freedom of expression and association”.

“This [directive] will be defied”, Dr Afriyie emphatically stated and said they will also resort to the courts.