The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has assured Ghanaians that despite the high political temperature in the country it will not suffer any chaos or violence before, during and after the 2016 polls.
Speaking to the top hierarchy of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), the chief of defence staff of the GAF, Air Marshall Michael Samson-Oje said his outfit will ensure a safe and free elections.
“Ours is to support the police and other security agencies to maintain peace and order. The temperature of the campaign is about getting higher and higher and we are not too comfortable and we are looking at it,” he said.
He however, stated that “I can assure you it [election] will not descend into any chaos”.
He further called on the media to be discreet with their reportage and discharge their duties professionally and in a neutral way.
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Ghana goes to the poll in November/December to elect a president and parliamentarians for the next four years.
President John Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress and Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party are the frontrunners in the presidential elections.