The second demonstration of the interparty resistance against the compilation of a new voters’ register has taken off in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.
The route is expected to continue through the Central Mosque to the Asanteman Senior High School, then through the Kejetia area all the way to the Aseda House.
The final convergence point will be the Jubilee Park where leaders of the demonstrations and the political parties present will address the participants that continue to join the long trail.
The series of protests planned to take place across the country is to pile pressure on the electoral commission to halt the plan to compile a new voters’ register and procure an entirely new electoral information management system.
As has become the norm at demonstrations, many participants can be seen wielding placards with interesting captions.
Some of these captions are; Jean Mensah is Akufo-Addo’s minister for re-election she is not independent, End the conspiracy to rig the elections now, Sakawa Akufo-Addo we don’t want a new register and Nana we still need more hospitals.
It appears the police is not leaving anything to chance as the Ashanti regional police commander DCOP Kwasi Duku Mensah and other leading officers are all on the ground with riot control personnel manning the demonstrations.
So far some notable party executives in the opposition parties that have joined the demonstration include former Energy Minister, Kofi Armah Boah; NDC vice chair, Baba Sofo Azoka; former Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Samuel Sarpong; Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Mornnah; Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mohammed and all the regional executive of the National Democratic Congress.