Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Akufo-Addo’s government abuses human rights of Ghanaians – RMV

Pressure group Respect My Vote Movement has condemned president Nana Akuffo Addo for abusing the rights of Ghanaians, they describe his government as the worse culprit of human right abuse under the forth republic.

This comes after a court passed a ruling banning the NDC from demonstrating against government and the Electoral Commission on the 2020 election alleged fraud. The NDC through their flagbearer before the declaration of the presidential results petition the EC alleging some anomalies, but the EC refused to attend to their petition. This after the declaration intensified the allegation of the opposition of vote rigging in favour of the ruling NPP. The further described this as a broad daylight robbery of the people’s Will by the Jean Mensah’s led Electoral Commission and commenced series of demonstrations across the country.

Subsequently the Police secured a ban from the court barring the NDC from any protest till 19 January 2021. It is against this background that the Respect My Vote Movement sates that ” The recent court ruling, harassment and prosecution of citizens including members of parliament are the greatest setback to Ghana’s democracy since its inception. This is because the judiciary which should be a shield of victims of human rights abuses and a fountain of justice has rather become a dangerous engine of suppression in the hands of the government.

We are calling on the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and all well meaning Ghanaians and friends of Ghana to keep an eye on the government of Ghana’s suppression of fundamental human rights and freedoms through state security forces and the courts.

Respect My Vote Movement observes that Nana Akufo-Addo throughout his life as an activist orchestrated, led and participated in all manner of protests and demonstrations in this country. Unfortunately, his government is the worse culprit of human rights abuses in Ghana under the fourth republic.

Ghanaians must rise up against this tyranny because the signs are clear on the wall that the illegitimate president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo is determined to suffocate Ghanaians and make Ghana like other countries where there is no respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms”.

Read the full release below;

Court Ban on Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Demonstration is the greatest set back to Ghana’s Democracy- Respect My Vote Movement.

Accra, December 24, 2020 -Pressure group Respect My Vote Movement has condemned a court ruling banning citizens from exercising their rights to freedoms of expression, assembly and demonstration against the invalid declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as president elect in the 2020 Presidential Elections in Ghana.

The ban, RMV says, is retrogressive to Ghana’s democracy.

Ghana’s Electoral Commission led by Mrs. Jean Mensa declared three different presidential election results on 9th, 10th and 15th December bringing the hard earned good reputation of Ghana’s Electoral Commission into disrepute thereby making Ghana a subject of international embarrassment and mockery.

As if that was not enough government is using both the Ghana Police Service and the courts to further suppress the rights of citizens.

The recent court ruling, harassment and prosecution of citizens including members of parliament are the greatest setback to Ghana’s democracy since its inception. This is because the judiciary which should be a shield of victims of human rights abuses and a fountain of justice has rather become a dangerous engine of suppression in the hands of the government.

Respect My Vote Movement observes that Nana Akufo-Addo throughout his life as an activist orchestrated, led and participated in all manner of protests and demonstrations in this country. Unfortunately, his government is the worse culprit of human rights abuses in Ghana under the fourth republic.

We are calling on the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and all well meaning Ghanaians and friends of Ghana to keep an eye on the government of Ghana’s suppression of fundamental human rights and freedoms through state security forces and the courts.

Ghanaians must rise up against this tyranny because the signs are clear on the wall that the illegitimate president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo is determined to suffocate Ghanaians and make Ghana like other countries where there is no respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Respect My Vote Movement

Akalilu Samed 024 317 3375
Stephen Kwabena Attuh 024 371 8353
Ama Owusuah Boateng 024 579 8712

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