Security analyst to report Ghana to ICC over election violence

Security analyst to report Ghana to ICC over election violence

Director of the faculty of academic affairs and research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning is hinting of petitioning the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Ghana's elections.

Security analyst to report Ghana to ICC over election violence

The security analyst fears that the lead up to the December elections has been marred by bouts of violence and political tensions threatening the stability of Ghana's peace.

“We have gathered that statements that seeks to threaten people, we have gathered those who have been attacked and were things to go out of hand, we will present that hopefully to the ICC. That is the few channels that we have to say violence must not pay and must not give political dividends,” Dr. Anning said.

His concerns follow the brutal attacks at the forecourts of Nana Addo's house and various clashes at Accra, Koforidua and Wulensi which has claimed the lives of many people.

Also, the US embassy has issued a red alert to citizens resident in Ghana over the December 7 polls.

Security analyst to report Ghana to ICC over election violence

US ambassador to Ghana, Robert P.Jackson

The embassy cautions citizens to stay away from violence prone areas citing the State House, the Ministries, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Independence Square, Mantse Agbona (James Town), Kawokudi Park, and Nima Police Station Park as hot spots.

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