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Politics of Monday, 27 April 2020

Source: Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor

EC meeting: Sam George must be arrested - Kofi Akpaloo

Sam George is Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Sam George is Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram

The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana LPG, Kofi Akpaloo, has called on the Ghana Police Service to arrest Member of Parliament of Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George for inciting some members of the NDC to storm an Electoral Commission meeting at a Hotel in Accra over the weekend.

The law-maker secured an ex-parte injunction against the meeting in Prampram, which is within his constituency. The injunction is in place from April 24, 2020, to April 27, 2020.

Kofi Akpaloo stressed that, the violent behavior of the Member of Parliament is criminal hence he must be arrested immediately for his conduct.

“Why must Sam George, Peter Otukonor and other NDC members attack the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) for performing its legal duties, I don’t even know why they have not been arrested for the violent and criminal behavior towards the EC.

I’m urging the Ghana Police Service to arrest Sam George and the other NDC members now to serve as a deterrent to others,’’ Kofi Akpaloo exclusively told Kwame Tutu on ‘Anopa Nkomo’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7.

“I want to say that no one can prevent the EC from compiling a new voter’s register, so the intimidation by the National Democratic Congress(NDC) will not end anywhere, ’’he added

The controversial law-maker led over 100 NDC supporters to the new venue in an attempt to disrupt the meeting, which observers believe would have led to violence without the police presence.

The election management body had planned its workshop for directors and deputy directors across the country from April 24 to 29 at Prampram.

The EC spread the meeting across multiple days so they could adhere to social distancing protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic.