Court orders Krobo chiefs, youth to postpone demo against EC

General News of Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Source: citifmonline.com

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A Koforidua High Court has barred the chiefs and people of the Manya Krobo traditional area from demonstrating against the Electoral Commission (EC).

The chiefs and people of the area accused the EC of illegally conducting district assembly elections in the Natriku electoral area in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.

They subsequently threatened to embark on the demonstration over what they described as a breach of the national constitution.

The restraining order which was served on three respondents, including Nene Asada Ahor I, Chief of Akuse and PRO of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council, prohibited the organisation of any of such activity in the Krobo area from March 1 to 15, 2015.

No reason has however been given by the Police or the court for the restraining order.

In a related development, the youth in the Lower Manya Krobo, Kloma Gbi earlier welcomed a decision by the EC, to exclude the Municipality from the District Assembly and Unit Committee Elections.

The EC has explained that the exemption is due to a constitutional provision that allows for elections in a four-year period for assembly members.

The EC had explained that the exemption was due to a constitutional provision that allows for elections in a four-year period for assembly members.

According to the EC, members in the Lower Manya Krobo assembly were elected about two years ago hence; the exemption.

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