There is tension in Kasoa as members of the National Democratic Congress in and around Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana have embarked on demonstration to express their disappointment and anger towards the Electoral Commission of Ghana on how they have have organized the just ended December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
On Tuesday, 29th December 2020, scores of NDC members came out to demonstrate peacefully. Not too long after the demonstration started, a huge number of armed security personnel were seen heading towards the direction of the demonstrators.
With the manner in which the post-election 2020 demonstrations organized by the NDC has turned out, there’s some sort of tension in Kasoa because this is how all the earlier demonstrations started, before turning out violent.
The NDC has been protesting against results declared by the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission throughout the country. They believed that the Commission has been biased in the conduct of their constitutional duty.
They organized a series of demonstrations in the national capital, Accra, and were later banned by the Greater Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service from organizing any further demonstration in the national capital.
The NDC Members of Parliament in the 7th Parliament of the Fourth Republic also embarked on a walk to the EC’s office some weeks ago to present a petition to the EC. That too did not turn out well as heavily armed security operatives prevented the minority MPs from presenting their petition to the Electoral Commission. They were later dragged to court by the state, represented by the Ghana Police Service.