Monday, August 10, 2015

Ghana: Election security a challenge for electoral body (EC)

This write up is for Centre for African Democratic Affairs (CADA) to draw attention to ECs role in Election Security going into 2016 general elections and also important to state from the outset that the intent is to impress upon EC to incorporate security management for electoral processes into its existing core activities to steer 2016 Ghana election from the violence.

The perception gathered from public discourse after the recent Talensi bye-election in the media, press releases and conferences by political parties and expert opinions shared by Security Analyst, points to the fact that the 2016 elections, if care is not taken, is likely to be marred by violence. This observation was made by the Ghanaian populace in response to the mayhem unleashed by Asoka Boys, Invincible Forces and Bolga Bulldogs (all arm bandits) in Talensi, and specially, after the famous ‘violence bigot violence’ comment by the Interior Minister. [Click here to continue]

Written by: Nteh, George


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