The People’s National Convention (PNC) has condemned the arrest and detention of its National Chairman, Bernard Mornah.
Mr Mornah was arrested Saturday morning, alongside security analyst, Irbad Ibrahim for taking part in a public procession in support of the people of Togo who are demanding an end to the Gnassingbe dynasty.
In a statement issued and signed by its National Treasurer, Akane Adams, the party said such an action is an affront to the country’s democratic values and has the tendency of stifling citizens’ rights to freedom of expression.
“This news comes to the PNC as a shock since such arrest could be tantamount to an affront on our democracy to curtail citizens of their freedom and right of expression,” the statement said.
The statement however said the PNC did not sanction the chairman’s involvement in the procession.
Read full statement below:
BERNARD MORNAH ARREST UNFORTUNATE – PNC TREASURER.
It has come to our notice that our National Chairman Bernard Mornah has been arrested and detained at the Nima police Station on the16th December, 2017 for an act described as an illegality by the police for his participation in a public rally/procession.
This news comes to the PNC as a shock since such arrest could be a tantamount to an affront on our democracy to curtail citizens of their freedom and right of expression.
We are doing everything humanely possible to rescue our National Chairman out of the situation.
We also wish to add strongly that, the PNC is not aware and did not sanction our National Chairman involvement in that public rally or procession.
PNC NATIONAL TREASURER
By: Yahaya Masahudu, radiotamale.com