LMVCA wins case against Police, Attorney General

Pressure Group Let My Vote Count Alliance has won its case challenging the legality of Circuit Court decisions prohibiting it from holding street protests.

The High Court, presided over by Court of Appeal judge, Justice Dominic Dennis Adjei, ruled that it was improper for police officers desiring to stop a street protest, to obtain an injunction from the Circuit Court.

The pro-opposition pressure group had had running battles with the police over its decision to hold street protests in support of calls for the compilation of a new voters’ register. The group contended the register used for the 2012 general election was fundamentally flawed and could not be relied on for credible elections.

The police on each occasion went to the Circuit Court and obtained an injunction stopping the protests entirely or preventing the group from using certain routes.

Dissatisfied with the conduct of the police, the group went to court to seek clarification on whether or not it was appropriate for a Circuit Court to entertain matters arising out of the enforcement of the Public Order Act.

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