Politics of Thursday, 12 July 2012

Source: GNA

Police in Tema promise to ensure peaceful elections

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Marian Osei-Adu, District Commander of the Tema Community Two Police, has assured electorate in the Metropolis that the security agencies were determined to ensure peaceful elections come December.

To this end, she said the agencies would map-out strategies to contain any challenge that might arise.

DSP Osei-Adu gave the assurance when she represented the Tema Regional Police Command at an anniversary lecture organised by the Prince of Peace congregation of the Presbyterian Church at Communities Two and Five in Tema.

The lecture on the topic, “Ensuring Peaceful Elections: The Role of the Church,” formed part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee of the Church.

DSP Osei-Adu pledged the Regional Police Command’s preparedness to ensure peace in the Metropolis before, during and after the polls.

She said measures were being put in place to ensure that no political party or individual violates the law, especially during the pre-election period, which would be characterized by party campaigns.

DSP Osei-Adu said on the voting day, the security agencies would provide adequate security at all collation centres.

Two other speakers at the lecture from the Regional branches of the National Commission for Civic Education and the Electoral Commission pledged to give the electorate continuous education on the elections.

They reiterated the call on Ghanaians not to engage in any negative act that would mar the beauty of the voting process.

Reverend Dr Solomon Sule-Saa, Director in charge of the Ecumenical and Social Relations of the Presby Church who chaired the function, reminded Christians of their role as peace-makers, to ensure free, transparent and peaceful polls.**