C/R: Police in Effutu Doing Politics and Harassing Opposition parties – James Annan Alleges

James Kofi Annan – NDC PC

The National Democratic Congress  (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Effutu in the Central Region, James Kofi Annan, has accused police in the area of bias and deeply doing the bidding of the ruling government.

James Annan says the police have conducted themselves poorly in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise.

He particularly accused the Police Commander, DSP Samuel Okanta of doing the bidding of the NDC’s opponents. This follows , Mr Annan’s arrest and charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace.

“The police are clearly biased especially the command which is not neutral in this registration exercise. On Monday, Afenyo Markin [Effutu MP] himself physically assaulted two of our members at the registration centre. I reported the case to the police and expected that they would have taken the matter up to court, but they didn’t do that. But when it got to my case, I was taken to court within one hour. So the police are not neutral, and the commander has shown clearly that he is against the NDC and he is doing the bidding of our opponent”, he complained.

James Kofi Annan was reportedly arrested for allegedly taking on the Chairman of the voters’ registration challenge committee in Winneba in the Central Region, citinewsroom writes.

According to Samuel Asiedu Okanta, the Chairman of the Committee, who also happens to be the Acting Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College in Winneba, Mr Annan, at about 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, walked into a meeting of the committee and asked the Municipal Electoral Commission why the committee had started hearing a case without the representative of the NDC.

Okanta said when he approached the parliamentary candidate to ask him to address any grievance to him [the Chairman of the committee], the aspirant replied saying “if you are the Chairman of the Committee and so what? You are the reason why we are not enjoying peace in Winneba Town.”

The NDC candidate was put before court and has since been granted bail.