The Deputy Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku and other leaders of the pro-NPP pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance were granted bail by the Madina police after what Mr. Awuku described as ?tensed.?
The pro-NPP pressure group was invited by the Madina Police today after it held its maiden rally last week at Dome Kwabenya, a suburb of Accra without seeking the consent of the police who describe their move as a violation of the Public Order
Speaking to Citi News Deputy Communication Director of the NPP Sammy Awuku said the police had initially wanted to arrest the three leaders of the group but faced stiff challenge from their lawyers so had to discharge them on bail.
?At a point there was so much tension in the room and they wanted to lock us up but our lawyers resisted. There were a lot of people at the premises of the Madina Police Station. The police said they have reasonable grounds but at the end of the day, our lawyers managed to state our case,? he stated.
Mr. Awuku further stated, ?We were asked to write a correction statement which we did and they [police] said we had to be bailed because we were arrested so the invite turned into an arrest.?
?This will not dampen our spirits. Victory will not come on a silver plate. We have to fight for it but victory will be ours in the long run. I am not an organiser or a member but a speaker and anytime they invite me to talk I will be there,? he added.
Source Citi News Ghana