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A planned picketing intended to compel the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa to step down has been stopped by the police. The police prohibited private citizen, Elikem Kotoko, and his group from embarking on the intended indefinite picketing in Accra citing a court order.
The group served notice of the picketing to the effect that the exercise will begin on Wednesday, March 3 2021 to Friday, March 5 2021.
The planned picketing was to demand the removal of the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa.
But the police, in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs Unit, DSP Effia Tenge on Monday, indicated: “The Accra Regional Police Command wishes to remind Elikem E. Kotoko and his associates of a High Court Order, Case No. CR0274/2021, which prohibits them from engaging in any picketing for 10 days, effective February 24, to March 5, 2021.
“In view of this, the group cannot proceed on their planned picketing starting Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – Friday, March 5, 2021, as any attempt to flout the order is contemptuous with consequences”.
“To this end, the group is being advised to cooperate with the police to ensure the order of the court is upheld for the sake of public safety and public health,” the statement added.