Hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ashaiman yesterday embarked on a march to protest the outcome of the just-ended elections which declared President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) the winner of the Presidential election.
Dubbed “Peace March”, the supporters, clad in red attires and armbands displayed placards with inscriptions such as “stolen verdict”, “let my vote count”, “we need peace”, “declare the right results”, “respect the right of Ghanaians”, “declare Sene West Constituency now” among others, as they walked through various streets in the municipality.
They also played loud music including Bob Marley’s “get up, stand up” and shouted, “we no go agree, no Mahama no peace, we want peace”.
The peaceful march was however nearly marred as some of the protestors started burning car tyres, making movement for road users a challenge.
However, the swift intervention by the Police and the Ghana National Fire Service brought the situation under control as the fires were extinguished and calm restored.
The Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman Constituency, Ernest Norgbey said the march had become necessary to register the displeasure of the people of the Ashaiman Constituency and asked that the Electoral Commission did what was right because they believed that the NDC won the Presidential elections.