The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the government of hiding behind the Ghana Police Service to frustrate organisers of the Arise Ghana demonstration.

The party said attempts by the Police to seek a restraining order from the court against the protest is “choreographed to deny over-burdened and suffering Ghanaians from venting their frustrations about the corrupt Akufo Addo/Bawumia government through street protest.”

The NDC made this known in a statement signed by the Party’s National Youth Organiser, George Opare Addo, on Monday, June 27.

In the release, the NDC also questioned why the government will seek to halt the protest if it has indeed delivered on its mandate.

“A protest such as the Arise Ghana demonstration should and must be embraced by every Ghanaian who wishes this country well. The only adversaries would be the criminals in government looting the State, and sadly, the Police hierarchy appears to have gleefully joined them as their protective cover,” portions of the statement read.

Having expressed its displeasure with the Police, the Party urged the protestors not to renege in their fight; but rather compel the government to bring some reprieve to Ghanaians.

“We urge organisers of the Arise Ghana demonstration not to be unsettled by this cowardice tactics by the Police and government. The resolve by all young people of our country is that the Akufo Addo government has lost track of its promised deliverables and must be kicked out

“We stand in solidarity with the organisers and would lend all support where necessary to ensure Ghanaians rise in unison against this tyrannical government,” the statement added.

A pressure group, Arise Ghana, and its allies intend to protest against worsening economic conditions in the country from 3pm to 10pm, on Tuesday, June 28.

However, the Police are against the intended duration of the demonstration.

As such, it has proceeded to the court in an attempt to modify the duration of the protest.

In response, the group has filed an affidavit in opposition to the suit.However, Arise Ghana has also filed an affidavit in opposition to the suit by the Police.

Meanwhile, the court is expected to make a ruling on the issue today, Monday, June 27.