Ahead of the National Democratic Congress’s primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023, the national executives have warned aspirants against the use of private security personnel on the various voting grounds.
Some candidates over the years go to elections with their private.security on voting day which according to the party leadership creates problem on the election grounds.
Deputy General Secretary Mustapha Foyo Gbande has disclosed the practice will not be tolerated in the upcoming polls since the party has left all security issues in the hands of the Ghana Police Service.
“The overall security of the elections has been put in the hands of the Ghana Police service so various aspirants are to take note.
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“They are not supposed to organise anything internal or private security to any voting centre where elections are being held. Any act of that sort constitutes a contravention of the elections guidelines,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.
He added that the party has picked hints of planned disruption of Saturday’s process and has asked persons with such intentions to desist from it.
“We are aware that some people are trying to disrupt the elections in some areas particularly in the Greater Accra and Ashanti region.
“We have briefed the police to take note of these things and so party members are to remain within the guideline of the party, go and cast your votes,” he revealed.
“We do not also want people to give ‘T’ shirts to some members of the party to come and cause confusion at voting centres. If you do that, the conduct of your supporters constitutes your conduct and that the party would have a cause to discipline such individuals,” he forewarned.
By Gifty Amankwaah|OnuaNews|Onuaonline.com