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We’ll not allow coercive powers of the state to be used against us – Asiedu Nketia

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The National Chairman of the opposition Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has sent a warning to the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to be circumspect as the 2024 general elections approach.

During a presser on Saturday, June 8, Asiedu Nketia, after the release of the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, from police custody, noted that no Ghanaian law was drafted to intimidate or coerce citizens and will therefore not allow any state agency to intimidate sympathisers of the NDC.

He warned that the NDC will continue to fight until the rights of its members are respected.

“The laws of the country are meant for all of us. There should be no discrimination in applying them. We will not be victims of the peace that the country enjoys. Freedom is not free. We will fight for freedom. We will not allow the coercive powers of the state to be used against us.”

The Awutu Senya parliamentary candidate, Naa Koryoo was detained at the Cantonments Police Station on Friday, June 7, upon invitation, which angered sympathisers of the NDC who later besieged the premises to demand her release.

The detention attracted wide condemnation including former president John Dramani Mahama.Others, including Naa Koryoo’s assistant, Delali Sewarkpor, also described the detention as a political persecution being carried out by elements within the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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