17 Dec NDC supporters ,Police clash over election results
By Enoch Adjei
Dateline Africa Correspondent
17 Dec 2020
Hundreds of protestors believed to be supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have clashed with police at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) following a protest by the former.
Sympathizers of the NDC have since the declaration of the results for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections been staging a series of demonstrations in protest of what they describe a “stolen verdict” for President Akufo-Addo.
The latest of such demonstrations saw hundreds of party supporters clad in red and black attires, wielding sticks and placards heading to the Electioral Commission in Accra.
The supporters were there to demonstrate against the EC’s declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December general election.
The chaotic situation has led to the blocking of Highways and other sections roads and the firing of tear gas.
The Director of Operations at the Accra Regional Command, ACP Kwesi Ofori has addressed the media on the latest development.
“The police is moving practically and strategically to make sure that we keep the peace, and it’s been good so far. Initially, we used engagement, which failed so we had to resort to the use of non-electrical equipment like water to get them to move down the street.”
The NDC has openly rejected the outcome of the general electi