The Ghana Police Service has taken legal action by submitting an application to the High Court, seeking an injunction against three groups planning to stage demonstrations in December. The groups, named Democracy Hub, Patriotic Hub, and the Patriotic Forum for Accountable Governance, had notified the police about their intended protests at the Jubilee House throughout December 2023.
Two of the groups aim to demand the resignation or impeachment of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, while the Patriotic Forum for Accountable Governance expressed its intent to hold a protest to appreciate the president for his efforts in navigating the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and leading it toward economic recovery.
The Ghana Police Service, after conducting a security threat assessment of the proposed demonstrations, engaged with the organizers to discuss challenges and communicated its inability to provide the required security. Consequently, the police requested the groups to postpone their protest to a date after January 5, 2023. However, the organizers declined to comply with this request.
In response, on November 15, 2023, the Police Command filed an application at the High Court, seeking an order to prohibit the holding of the planned events. The application is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.