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General News of Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Source: starrfmonline.com

We’ll picket at EC despite restraining order – LMVC

The Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) has said it will defy a court order restraining it and two other pressure groups from picketing at the Electoral Commission, Wednesday.

The Ghana Police Service has secured an injunction to restrain the LMVCA, the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) and the Movement for Change from picketing at the Electoral Commission over a new voters’ register.

An Accra Circuit court issued the order Tuesday.

However, in a counter statement, the three pressure groups said: “The organisers of the unprecedented picketing at EC tomorrow [Wednesday], will like to assure the general public that the event is coming on as planned.

“We have met with the Police and they are ready to provide us with adequate security. And we have agreed on a route.

“We will converge from 6am to 8am at the Obra Spot on Wednesday, September 16 to begin our march to meet the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, to picket at the Commission and present our petition. Accompanied by drumming and dancing, our all white protest is to drum home the case for a new voters’ register for 2016.”

“We will like to assure all Ghanaians, especially those who want to join this peaceful and important picket, that the programme is coming on as planned. All those coming in from the other regions should converge at Obra Spot, Circle.

“Come in your white top for this One Ghanaian One Vote protest for #NewVotersRegisterNow,” the statement signed by LMVCA’s convener David Asante said.

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