Friday, January 8, 2016

Ghana: Police expects the worst in 2016 elections

The Police Service has said it is expecting the worst case scenario in the November 7 polls.

The Service, however says, it is prepared to confront the worst should it arise.

Ghana goes to polls on November 7 to elect a president and parliamentarians.

Election watchers have said the polls will be major test for the democratic growth of the West African country.

The previous elections was marred by post declaration protests by members of the opposition party who subsequently proceeded to the court to challenge the results of the presidential results. The police, however, insists the 2012 polls was the most peaceful in the history of Ghana.

Speaking to Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan, Director of Public Affairs of the Police Superintendent Cephas Arthurs said the service will remain extremely alert in the upcoming polls.

“The Police and the other security agencies have their minds on the task ahead… this year being elections year, we expect the worst scenario and we are prepared for the worst scenario. I can assure you that all these hot air that people are blowing will not get anywhere.

“...In fact, we are famed for delivering peaceful elections since 1996 we have maintained a good reputation… even what was most peaceful was the 2012 elections where no finger was raised against anyone,” he said.

Source: Ghana/

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