The Regional Police Commander, DCOP disclosed that his office is adequately prepared for any eventuality and ultimately poised to safeguarding the relative peace in the region as some number of police personnel together with the military had been deployed to man the various polling centers across the region. Speaking in an interview, he encouraged the public to come out freely on the day of the election and exercise their franchise adding the police will not countenance or tolerate persons that are bent on fomenting trouble or indulge in acts that have the potency to jeopardize the relative peace being enjoyed in the region.

The Upper Regional Police Command says recent agitations by some members of the opposition NDC over the safety of voter materials had been duly resolved and were currently under its protection. The Upper East Regional Police Command on Friday, November 20, 2020, took delivery of voter materials meant for both presidential and parliamentary elections in the upcoming December 7 elections. Upon its arrival, some party agents of the NDC who were present at the time impressed on the police to lock the Joint Operation Centre, where the materials were being kept with a padlock. Although the police assured them of its total safety, they declined and insisted the place be locked with their padlocks aside from that of the police.

They also threatened to spend the night there till they are convinced that the materials are safe and not tampered with. This generated heated verbal exchanges between the agents and the police. In the heat of the confrontation, some persons believed to be supporters of the NDC and numbering about a hundred massed up at the center to express their displeasure about the position of the police. It took the intervention of some NDC party bigwigs including the former Defence Minister, Mark Woyongo to calm down nerves. The Regional Police Commander, issues surrounding the unfortunate incident had been duly resolved and urging them to discard any media reportage that goes to suggest that there was tension in the region.

DCOP Kwaku Ampofo-Duku allayed the fears of the public following some media reports that seem to suggest that there was tension in the region adding adequate measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the materials

Apexnewsgh.com/ Ghana/ Prosper Adankai

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