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General News of Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Source: Peter Quao Adattor, Contributor

Political parties must follow legal procedure in their electoral grievances - IGP

Inspector-General of Police James Oppong Boanuh has warned, the police will not countenance any form of political taskforce in the upcoming December 7th general elections.

The IGP urged political parties to discourage supporters from massing up at police stations when individuals are invited for investigation.

He made these comments when he met representatives of political parties in Accra ahead of the December polls.

The meeting was at the invitation of the Inspector General of Police and his administration.

It aimed among other things to discuss pertinent issues relating to the upcoming general elections and the role of everyone in ensuring peace before, during, and after the elections.

Representatives 14 out of the 25 political parties attended the maiden meeting ahead of the December polls.

The reduction in the numbers was in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols of social gatherings.

The six paged speech by the inspector general of police touched on verbal utterances by party spokespersons, criminal use of social media, mass stampeding of police investigations, use of political taskforce, and covid 19 impacts. He also spoke about peace and security.

Representatives of the various parties expressed delights in the move by the igp and pledged their support to peace.

They called for regular engagements with the police to help deepen the peace.







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