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General News of Friday, 8 January 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

2016 polls: We expect the worst – Police

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 parliamentary candidates.

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

The previous elections were 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, insist the 2012 polls was the most peaceful in the history of the country.

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 prepare 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.