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30-Sep-2015  
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Leaders of pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance say they will go to the Supreme Court to seek interpretation of the laws governing the conduct of demonstrations in the country.

The group is unhappy about recent actions of the police relating to the use of court orders and injunctions to prevent them from picketing at the premises of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The pro- opposition group was supposed to have embarked on a protest march for a new voters register today but a late court order secured by the Police forced a change in their plans.

Speaking at a Press Conference on Tuesday, the Convener of the Alliance, David Asante stated that there is the need for clarification of the laws since the Police was increasingly denying citizens of their constitutional rights.

“What we are going to the Supreme Court to do is to seek further interpretation and clarification whether the right to protest and to demonstrate has now been ceded from citizens to rest in the bosom of the police. What becomes of the rights to gather as citizens ? what has become of our constitutional right to embark on a demonstration. The public order act does not give the absolute right to the police to determine when and who should demonstrate or picket,” he said.

The group also accused the government of hiding behind the Police to frustrate their efforts at demanding a new Voters register.
 
 
 
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