2024 Elections: Minority Leader Warns NDC Will Stand Up Against Biased Security Agencies

2024 Elections: Minority Leader Warns NDC Will Stand Up Against Biased Security Agencies

  • A leader of the opposition in Ghana's Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has warned that his party will stand up to security agencies if they support the governing party during the 2024 polls
  • The comments by Mr Iddrisu, follow the chaos and what some people have described as state-sponsored violence during the 2020 polls
  • The MP for Tamale Central said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will protect the 2024 ballot no matter what it takes

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Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has said if the security agencies show support for the government during the 2024 polls, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will stand up against them.

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Soldiers stand beside a truck on the main road of the Electoral Commission, in Accra. Source: Getty Images
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He said the party expects the police, the military, and all the other security agencies to be neutral during the next presidential and parliamentary elections or face the wrath of the NDC.

“Get my warning, the state security agencies if they fail to demonstrate neutrality, the NDC will stand up to them in 2024. We will stand up to them because we have a right to defence.
“Because if they cannot be neutral, act responsibly and decide that they are going to side with the ruling elite and ruling government, we will bear the consequences with them. We want the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people to reflect at the 2024 elections,” said the NDC Tamale South MP.

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He made the comments on Accra-based GH One TV during a breakfast show.

The comments by the NDC legislator follow what some political commentators have described as state-sponsored violence that characterised the 2020 elections.

At least five persons were shot dead in election-related violence during the 2020 polls.

Even though election observers have described the last election as free and fair, there was heavy deployment of police and military to collation centres across the country amid reports election results were altered at the centres.

NPP Official Arrested For Involvement In Illegal Firearms Deal

In other news, YEN.com.gh has reported that an official of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been arrested by police in the Northern Region for his alleged links with an illegal firearms deal.

Police say they arrested some three persons for illegally transporting an AK-47 rifle, foreign-manufactured pistol, and ammunition, and during interrogation they mentioned, Alhaj Shani Mohammed, the NPP man.

Mr. Mohammed, who is an NPP North East Regional Chairman aspirant, has since been arrested to assist with the investigation.

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