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2020 Polls: Court bans NDC from holding street protests in Accra

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has secured a restraining order against the main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) preventing them from further holding street protests in the capital, Accra.

This follows an affidavit filed by the Police upon receipt of notification from the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of NDC, Kobina Ade Coker, on their street protests within Accra and all constituencies across the region.

A statement by the Police noted: “in a matter between the Republic (Ghana Police Service) and National Democratic Congress and Kobina Ade Coker, the High Court, under Justice Elfreda  Dankyi (Mrs.), has prohibited all NDC intended protests from Sunday 20th December 2020 —10th January 2021.

The statement added: “The request by the NDC cannot obviously be met by the police in view of ongoing post-election and multifaceted security operations for the festive season and beyond. The Regional Police Command is hereby drawing the attention of the general public especially sympathizers, followers and supporters of the NDC, to the restriction order and compliance.”

The main opposition NDC supporters have staged protests in various parts of the country rejecting the outcome of the 2020 elections.

The opposition NDC insists the elections were flawed and rigged in favour of incumbent President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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