Election 2016 LMVCA to hold rally over voters' register

The LMVCA said the rally, thus, is in commemoration of “that fateful day when a peaceful demonstration was marred by the brute force of the security operatives”.

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Pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance(LMVCA) will Friday, September 16, 2016 hold a rally in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the bloody demonstration over the 2012 voters register, last year.

A statement issued by the group and signed by the Convener, David Asante said the rally to be held at the Central Business District – Okaishie drug lane will afford the opportunity to recapture events and review the fight for credible, free and fair transparent election slated for December, 7.

The LMVCA said the rally, thus, is in commemoration of “that fateful day when a peaceful demonstration was marred by the brute force of the security operatives”.

Read more: EC has conjured names of NHIS registrants - LMVCA

It  said, ” Indeed, it has been an eventful year during which LMVCA has led efforts to protect the integrity of the electoral process. These efforts have reaped significant gains, some of which will be outlined during the rally.”

Below is the full statement:

LMVCA HOLDS RALLY AT OKAISHIE DRUG LANE

The LMVCA is organising a rally on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Okaishie drug lane at 1pm. The rally is to commemorate the one year anniversary of the demonstration to demand a credible voter’s register in 2015.

On the 16th September 2015, the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) in collaboration with the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), Movement for Change the NPP, PPP PNC and other civil society groups, held a demonstration to present a petition to the Electoral Commission of Ghana to demand a credible voters’ register for the 2016 elections.

See also: EC lied about list of deleted NHIS registrants -LMVCA

The peaceful demonstration was disrupted when the police and security operatives charged unarmed, non-violent civilian demonstrators with guns, batons, hot water cannons and tear gas, leading to several degrees of casualties. One of the demonstrators, Mr. Justice Adzakumah, lost one eye as a result of the brutalities meted at the demonstrators by the police.

Thus, in commemoration of that fateful day when a peaceful demonstration was marred by the brute force of the security operatives.

LMVCA is therefore calling on all democracy-loving Ghanaians to attend this rally for a progress report on the demand for a credible free fair open and transparent election. Indeed, it has been an eventful year during which LMVCA has led efforts to protect the integrity of the electoral process. These efforts have reaped significant gains, some of which will be outlined during the rally.

See also: Electoral Commission sued over voters' register

With less than three months to Election Day, LMVCA wishes to reiterate its unrelenting commitment to ensuring transparency and fairness in the electoral process. The future of Ghana’s democracy hinges on the 2016 elections. LMVCA will therefore unveil a line-up of activities, leading up to Election Day, aimed at strengthening democracy in Ghana and improving the electoral process.

Speakers at the rally include Hon. Kenndy Agyapong, David Asante, Sammy Awuku, Abu Ramadan, Hopeson Adroye, Ibrahim Adjei, Justice Adzakumah, Charles Owusu and Owusu Bempah

Thank you.

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