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Phillis Naa Koryoo: NDC's Awutu Senya East PC released

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ms Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East, has been released after several hours of detention at the Police CID Headquarters, Accra.

She was released on Saturday morning.

Naa Koryoo was held at the Cantonments Police Station on Friday, June 7, 2024, following an invitation.

Her arrest drew condemnation from the NDC's flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama who demanded her immediate release to ensure national stability.

He warned that her arrest could escalate political tensions.

“I urge the IGP to urgently reconsider his actions and release Naa Koryoo immediately for the sake of justice and the stability of our nation.”

“There is no justification for the decision by the Inspector General of Police George Dampare, on the orders of the National Security Advisor, Albert Kan Dapaah, to detain a Parliamentary Candidate for the Awutu Senya East Constituency in Police custody.”

This action, taken on the instructions of the National Security Secretariat, will needlessly raise the political temperature in the country and spark avoidable tension. The Police Service and the IGP must not allow themselves to be used to hang the peace and stability of our nation months before crucial national elections. I call on the IGP, the Peace Council, the government, and the people of Ghana to recognise that justice is not just a moral imperative but a crucial prerequisite for maintaining peace and stability in a nation.”