• The Ghana Police Service has rescinded its decision not to offer security for the NDC demo
• The u-turn was made after a meeting with leadership of the NDC
• Social media users are unhappy with it
The decision by the Ghana Police Service to grant permission to the youth wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to embark on a demonstration after refusing to grant the members of the #FixTheCountry campaign has further infuriated some Ghanaians.
After initially announcing their decision not to provide security for the protests, the Ghana Police Service after a meeting with the members of the opposition party rescinded their decision and offered to provide security for the demonstration.
This was made known by the National Youth Organizer of the NDC after the meeting held on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Opare Addo said on Class FM that, “what we did at the meeting is that we agreed on the routes we’ll be using for the demonstration.”
The Ghana Police Service in a post on its official Facebook timeline wrote, “the Police are poised to provide the necessary security for the safety of the planned demonstration by the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday 6th July, 2021.”
The statement added, “the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh held a meeting with the organisers at the Police Headquarters, Accra on 2nd July, 2021. All matters relating to the march was discussed and agreed, including the routes and COVID-19 protocols.”
This decision by the police has irked some Ghanaians who have accused the police of selective justice having already refused the #FixTheCountry campaigners from pouring on the streets.
To some people, the decision is further proof that the NDC is part of the woes facing the country and until the NPP/NDC duopoly is broken, the country will continue to suffer.
Others also believe that the decision is a testament to the fact that the Ghana Police Service is at the behest of the whims and caprices of politicians and not Ghanaians.
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