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Politics of Friday, 19 June 2020

Source: Peace FM

NPP primaries: No vigilante groups or 'macho-men' at electoral areas - Simon Osei-Mensah warns

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has issued a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) rank and file, stressing there should be no vigilante groups at any of the electoral areas during the party's primaries.

The NPP has slated their parliamentary primaries for tomorrow, June 20, 2020, and 102,000 delegates are expected to participate in the election of the party's aspirants across the nation to stand for the party during the Parliamentary elections on December 7th.

Three hundred and eight (308) aspirants will be competing and out of the number, 47 are female aspirants who will be in competitive match with their male contenders.

Contributing to Peace FM's flagship programme 'Kokrokoo', Hon. Simon-Osei Mensah urged the aspirants and delegates to maintain peace and order during the primaries.

He cautioned that there will be strict security presence at all the polling stations and any person found in possession of an offensive object will be drastically dealt with according to the laws of the country.

"We don't need any vigilante group at any place. We don't need any macho-man anywhere. We're also saying we don't want to see any motorbike at any polling station or the immediate surroundings."

"We don't want anything that will wreak havoc at the electoral areas and you should make sure you have no weapon of any kind in your possession because the security forces will lawfully deal with you when you're caught," he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.