Angry drivers who were eager to hit the streets in protest of a myriad of issues bothering them had their move scuttled Tuesday after police stopped them.
The police did not allow the drivers to embark on the demonstration while driving as they intended to do, saying vehicular demonstration is not allowed.
After several back and forth, the Police had earlier cleared the Concerned Drivers Association to embark on their demonstration against issues including fuel increase and the new drivers license [a smart card which they say has a cut-throat price].
But led by the Operations Commander of the Greater Accra Police Command, Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori, the Police didn’t entertain any such move by the drivers insisting that will cause problems for other motorists if they’re allowed to demonstrate with their cars.
“The world over, there’s nothing like vehicular demonstrations. People walk and carry their placards, if that is what the drivers will do then we’ll allow them. But we won’t permit this kind of demonstration; it is not in our books.”
Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori urged the drivers to proceed to court if they think their rights have been violated.