NDC Parliamentary primaries; police officer resigns to contest

NDC Parliamentary primaries; police officer resigns to contest

- Yet another police officer has resigned from the police service to participate in full time politics

- After 11 years of active service in his constituency, he believes he knows enough and has seen where the constituency is deficient the most

- He resigned in accordance to compliance of police laws

35-year-old police officer stationed at the Akropong District Command has resigned from the Ghana Police Service and picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Detective Corporal John Evans Ayerakwa-Kumordzi told Starr News he tendered in his resignation letter to the IGP, David Asante-Apeatu, in accordance with the Police Service Act in February 2019.

He said the letter was accepted, giving him the impetus to pursue his political ambition of serving his people in Okere Constituency.

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“I have been in the Police Service for eleven years. I joined the Police service in 2008 but I resigned in February this year. Right after the Police Academy, I was posted into my constituency so I have worked here for 11 good years. I have been with the people for the past 11 years because I was a Detective.

I have been with the people long enough and I know their challenges, so I think this is the right time for me to lead the constituency to help them have a better living condition,” he told Starr News.

The former police officer was part of three other Parliamentary hopefuls who have picked the nomination forms to with the intention to contest the Primaries in the constituency.

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Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo retired voluntarily from the Police Service.

His decision for voluntary retirement was because he wants to contest as a Parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) in the Wa West Constituency of the Upper West Region.

According to MyNewsGh.com the tough-talking police officer recently opted to lay down his uniform and venture into politics and would be contesting the incumbent MP and a former Minister of Local Government, Joseph Yiele Chireh.

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