Executive Director of Human Rights and Governance Centre, Martin Kpebu, has chided persons urging the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), and its supporters to go to court to seek redress on the results of the December 7 elections instead of embarking on nationwide demonstrations.
According to him, persons making such statements are naive of the law as the protesters have the constitutional right to hit the streets to demonstrate.
He highlighted that these ‘naysayers’ cannot determine what means the NDC uses to prosecute their case as going to court isn’t the only option.
“I’ve heard people say they should stop demonstrations and go to court, that’s a very naïve statement. You can’t determine for them how they want to prosecute their case. It’s normal that before you go to court in such case, you seek to caught public sympathy, throw out some things in the public, begin to psych up people in your favour so when I hear that I’m like…do we really understand how electoral psychology works?” he said on Citi TV’s ‘Big Issue’ on Saturday.
The legal practitioner indicated that though the protesters faulted by not consulting the police ahead of their demonstrations, the police are still mandated to protect them as well as prevent any chaotic scene.