We Respect The Sanctity Of The Courts

Political pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has called off their planned demonstration. The group gave indications they were going to demonstrate against what they say are harsh living conditions in the country. Police earlier indicated they were not in position to provide security for the demonstrators but the organisation were adamant, necessitating a court action by the police. They secured a court injunction on the demonstration. Leader of AFAG, Daniel Ofori-Atta, told Joy news the pressure group “respects the sanctity of the courts and will abide by the court order.” He indicated AFAG will be holding a press conference Tuesday to draw attention to some issues. He described the president’s directive to the IGP to provide security for the demonstration as mischievous. President J.E.A. Mills Monday issued a statement calling on the Inspector General of Police, Paul Quaye to make it possible for AFAG to embark on their demonstration. But Mr Ofori-Atta believes the president’s conduct was populist and sought to create the impression that the group could only demonstrate at his behest. In any case, the police say they would not have complied with the president’s directive.