Police release Awutu Senya East NDC Parmiamentary candidate after intense pressure, protest

The National Democratic Congress NDC has condemned the arbitrary arrest and detention of the Awutu Senya East Parliametary candidate of the party, Naa Koryoo Okunor under the directives of faceless top government officials.

It says no amount of intimidation out of desperation will cow the NDC.

The party says it’s base is rather energized, angry and ready to face off with the NPP in any attempt to manipulate processes ahead of the December 7 elections

Find below write up by National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi on the politically motivated arrest

1. Comrades, it is very clear that the NPP-controlled Police service has no reasonable or justifiable cause to be detaining the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Awutu Senya East Constituency.

2. The claim of a discrepancy in her first name is totally false.

3. Attached is a picture of the PC’s Ghana Card which bears the name “Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor”.

4. Also attached is a soft copy of her campaign poster, which bears the same name “Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor”.

5. Also, attached are pictures of the license, permit and other documents covering the gun that was found in her car, which all bear the name “Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor” (save that on the license the last letter “o” of her middle name “Koryoo” was omitted by the police officer who filled it”.)

6. What then is Naa Koryoo’s crime? Is it now a crime to procure and register/license a gun in your name for personal protection? A gun she has not fired at anybody?

7. What did the NPP-controlled police do in the case of Hawa Koomson, who actually fired a gun at a voter registration center?

8. This same Hawa Koomson has threatened Naa Koryoo at gun point on four (4) different occasions, according to her lawyers. This is why she was compelled to buy and register a gun in her name for her protection.

8. What a load of nonsense from the Dampare-led Police. Is this the transformation of the Ghana Police Service that IGP Dampare promised Ghanaians – that a Parliamentary Candidate of the NDC will be detained overnight by the Police for a reason as flimsy and trivial as this?

9. The leadership of the NPP-controlled Police must bow down their heads in shame for allowing themselves to be used by the despotic Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government against innocent civilians.

10. We in the NDC will not be intimidated or cowered by this disgraceful and oppressive conduct of the Police. The demand for the release of Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor continues today. #FreeKoryooNow #ResistOppressorsRule

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