Massive Demo planned: Ghanaian residents in United Kingdom and the Diaspora, called Concerned Ghanaians Against Electoral Fraud (COGEF) and other Ghanaian groups in London will hold a mammoth demonstration in the heart of London on Friday, 12th April 2013, to protest what they call: “The subversion of the constitution through rigging of the votes of the majority of the people of Ghana during the recent General Elections held in December 2012”.
According to the Ghanaians in UK, evidence available suggests that over 1,800,000 (1.8million) fraudulent votes were added to advantage Mr John Dramani Mahama who was declared the winner on 9th Dec 2012 by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) despite the Commission’s attention being drawn to obvious fraud that had taken place even before half of the results was declared, prompted by some political parties in Ghana.
At the moment, the Leader of the main opposition party in Ghana has petitioned the Supreme Court of Ghana, challenging the legitimacy of Mr John Dramani Mahama as the President. However, the petition has been subjected to numerous deliberate delays by the EC and its allies Mr Mahama (Prez declared) and NDC party, making our Superior Court of Judicature looking tottering.
The crafty, hardened, and unscrupulous respondents appear to be manipulating our Supreme Court, the court that has not yet realised its fundamental responsibility as the Superior Court of Judicature of the land which has the Nation’s Ultimate Governance of Freedom, Justice and Peace in the palm of their hands.
Even before the commencement of the hearing at the Supreme Court, the E.C has failed to account for over 241,500 registered voters which the commission claims were the Ghanaians registered abroad. This huge number mysteriously appeared in the final electoral register but could not be accounted for, notwithstanding the fact that the Chairman of the EC, Mr Afari Gyan had earlier indicated that no Ghanaian abroad could vote since the Representation of the People Act (ROPA) law giving the right to Ghanaians abroad to register and vote was not implemented.
The Ghanaians in UK claim they have followed with keen interest the activities of the Let-My-Vote-Count groups in different parts of Ghana, and have on record that there were over four hundred and fifty (450) people from UK alone who travelled to Ghana to register and travelled back again to cast their votes. They added, “It is important that our votes realise the importance and relevance of our travels and our love for our motherland –Ghana”.
The planed Demonstration is on Friday 12th April, will start from 10:00am prompt at the Ghana High Commission (Commissioner’s office), 13 Belgrave Square, SW1X, 8PS in Victoria, Central London, where the first petition will be presented to the Ghana High Commissioner before moving on to the Trafalgar Square, where petitions will be presented to the following:
• No. 10 Downing Street, (Office of UK Prime Minister) • Foreign and Commonwealth Office • Dept. for International Development (DFID) • House of Commons (Select Committee on Africa)
Ghana, our country has long been respected internationally as a pinnacle in the fight for freedom and the citadel of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa and for that matter we have the responsibility to uphold it.
“We are therefore imploring all Ghanaians in UK, Africans and ‘true democracy-loving’ people all over the world to join hands with us to save Ghana from tipping over into civil strife and systematic perpetual electoral fraud”. It’s time to stop corruption with impunity and strongman rule in Africa; it’s time to stop vote manipulations, rigging of elections and backdoor dictatorship in Ghana and in Africa.
Our Votes must count for peace to prevail. No justice, No peace.
For Info, Please Contact:-
* Adreba Kwaku Abrefa Damoa +44-7539490425 * Mrs. Freda Okai Barnes +44-7985687721 * P. Opoku-Agyemang +44-7950388567 * H.A. Dennis Vormavor +44-7939723565 * Dr. Nii Boye Ashong +44-7405502885
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