Ghana security forces warn against violence in 2016 elections

Ghana security forces warn against violence in 2016 elections

Ghana's security forces has issued a firm warning against any form of violence before during or after the November 7 general elections stating it will deal with anyone who attempts to interfere with the peace of the state.

Ghana security forces warn against violence in 2016 elections

Chief of defense staff, Air Marshall Sampson Oje has in a press briefing maintained that Ghana's security forces was much prepared to protect the peace and stability of the nation even if it means the incarceration and prosecution of offenders.

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"Let me use this occasion to caution anyone who seeks to use this election to undermine the peace, stability and integrity of the country that security agencies cannot and will not sit by and allow anyone to disrupt the peace that we have all toiled for all the years and continue to enjoy till today,” he warned.

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As Ghana heads for the poll in barely six weeks times concerns have been raised over the possibility of political violence especially as the political atmosphere in the nation builds up among the two major political parties - the incumbent National Democratic Congree (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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