Hundreds of angry protesters have defied social distancing protocols and have gathered at the CID Headquarters in Accra to support the National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah.
The PNC leader, who is also the Convener of a pressure group– Interparty Resistance Against New Voters’ Register (IPRAN)– has been invited by the police over some comments he made against the Electoral Commission (EC).
His comments follow the EC’s intransigence on a controversial new voters’ register. The electoral management body has said it will compile the register despite warnings against a possible escalation of Coronavirus cases in the country.
At a press conference last week, Mr Mornah vehemently kicked against the EC’s posture and added the IPRAN will resist the EC’s move to compile the register.
Bernard Mornah is expected to be interrogated for the “threats” against the EC at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) of the Police Service this afternoon.
The angry protesters at the Police Headquarters told XYZ news’ Charles Akrofi, the Government wants to use cops to gag politicians with dissenting views.
They said the Government was intimidating Mr Mornah because he leads a huge group against the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) position on the controversial register.
Reacting to the invite, Mr Mornah said he would avail himself for the interrogation while insisting he stands by his comments and doesn’t regret making them.
The largest opposition party, the NDC, said they stand with Mr Mornah.
Deputy National Communication Officer of the NDC, Godwin Gunn said Tuesday they endorse and subscribe to the caution made by Mornah to the EC.
In an interview with Power News at the CID office, Mr Mornah criticised the police for arming it’s men to the teeth as though they were going for war.
“We are law abiding citizens. The Electoral Commission wants to put our nation into disaster and we are protesting and you want to beat us” Mr Mornah told XYZ reporter Charles Akrofi.
He believes the Akufo-Addo Government cannot gag him through the police.
“All these people are here because of me…I don’t even know them all,” he said while insisting he would continue to criticise the EC.
Meanwhile the protesters have vowed to picket at the CID Headquarters till their leader is released.
By Henryson Okrah/myxyzonline.com