Politics of Thursday, 22 November 2012
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Owusu, Nkoranza South Municipal Police Commander, has said the Police was ready to prevent any trouble in the coming elections.
He advised the youth of political parties not to allow themselves to be deceived by politicians to foment trouble at polling stations since the law would deal with them drastically.
DSP Owusu gave the advice when addressing a Parliamentary Candidates debate at Busunya in the Nkoranza North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The event was organised by the Nkoranza North District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
Participants at the event included, Major Derek Yaw Oduro (Rtd) incumbent NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Mr Kwadwo Agyei-Dwomor, for the NDC, Mr Kwaah Abdul Rahman for the PPP, Mr Daniel Baffoe for the CPP and Miss Esther Getrude Worae for the NDP.
DSP Owusu urged drinking bar operators close to polling stations to avoid operating on that day so that miscreants do not use their facilities to create trouble.
He said the Ghana Police Service had trained personnel to ensure adequate security in all the communities and called on the youth to be disciplined and comport themselves at the polling stations.
Mr Emmanuel Kwame Etsiwah Ansah, Nkoranza North District Director of the NCCE, said the debate was to introduce the candidates to the electorate for them to know their vision, policies and programmes.