The Minister of State in-charge-of National Security, Bryan Acheampong, has said the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was the most peaceful by-election on record compared to others.
Acheampong's comments come despite the incident of a shooting incident near the La Bawaleshie Presbyterian School polling centre that temporarily disrupted the polls.
The area was said to be close to the residence of the NDC parliamentary candidate.
Citinewsroom.com quotes Acheampong as saying: "We deployed men and some of them had masks. It is not like they came from somewhere, they were just engaged and put there. They were part of the set up that we deployed.”
“Every deployment is based on the information that you receive and so you deploy in preparedness for the information that you have."
Acheampong continued: "Whether they are in masks, they are in slippers, they are plain clothes, it doesn’t matter. You need to protect the public.”
National Democratic Congress (NDC) member of parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George was also assaulted by some security personnel.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh also reported that a deputy national youth organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edem Agbana, was also beaten by military men stationed at the University of Ghana (UG) during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Acheampong however said the deployment of security personnel described by onlookers as intimidating was “standard to all by-elections that I have been.
While condemning the excesses in relation to those who were injured, Acheampong said he had spoken to his colleague MP who was assaulted, Sam George, and assured him that the matter would be investigated and the culprits punished.
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