Vigilante groups won't be allowed - IGP warns

Vigilante groups won't be allowed - IGP warns

- The Inspector General of police has warned that his outfit will not tolerate any political vigilante groups during the November polls

- According to IGP, the police service is more than capable to handle and ensure law and order during the General Elections

- Some political parties in Ghana have their own form of security they use during elections

Vigilante groups won't be allowed - IGP warns

IGP (COP) John Kudalor

John Kudalor, Inspector General of Police (IGP) has sent a stern warning to political parties that his outfit will not tolerate the formation of vigilante groups ahead of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in November.

Mr. Kudalor assured the public and political parties that the police will act professionally before, during and after the November polls.

Addressing the media at a dialogue with youth groups of political parties in Accra, the IGP said “our personnel have been warned of the possible negative implication of taking a partisan position in the discharge of their duties”.

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“As a result, I will entreat you to avoid joining or making use of vigilante groups since these groups are illegal and alien to our laws. It’s therefore a crime to join or form such groups as the Police administration is putting adequate measures to ensure that law and order before, during and after the election are ensured,” he added.

He also revealed that the police service is putting in place other mechanisms to protect electoral materials, including the ballot boxes as well as ensuring “the safety of political party representatives at polling stations.”

 

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