The Accra Regional Police Command has kicked against Mr. Elikem Kotoko and his colleagues’ intended picketing at the Seat of Government, Supreme Court, and the Electoral Commission over what they described as President Akufo-Addo’s failure to act on the petition they filed against the EC Chairperson.
Mr. Kotoko and his colleague petitioners who want Jean Mensa removed from office, noted they will begin to picket indefinitely at the Presidency, Electoral Commission headquarter, and the Supreme Court from Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
As law-abiding citizens, they notified the Greater Accra Regional Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
However, the police in their reply cited several reasons why they cannot allow the picketing to come on. They stated that the “public Order Act has no place for picketing as you have used in your letter,” and the “command further wishes to inform you that, restrictions imposed by the Executive Instrument (E.I) 395 to contain the spread of covid-19 pandemic has still not been lifted”.
The response letter concluded that “the police command, therefore, cannot allow you picket indefinitely at the premises mentioned as they are of high-security interest to the state please”.
According to the petitioners, President Nana Akufo-Addo failed to perform his constitutional mandated duty by conveying the petition they filed to the chief justice adding that per Article 146 President Akufo-Addo is supposed to act as a conveyor belt by referring the petition to the chief justice for the needed action, however, he has failed to do so since he received their petition on January 21, 2021.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com