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It is not your duty to ensure free and fair elections, it’s the police’s – Asiedu Nketia to Armed Forces

National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has voiced analysis against Major General Bismarck Kwasi Onwona, the Chief of Armed force Staff, for his new comments in regards to political decision security obligations.

During a program in Kumasi last month, Major General Onwona stated that the tactical holds a huge job in guaranteeing free, fair, and straightforward decisions. He encouraged military officers at all levels to focus on peacekeeping inside their locales. Nketiah's study comes from Major General Onwona's articulations, scrutinizing the tactical's contribution in political decision security.

"We are in a political race year and a lot will be required from all of us. We have a more prominent obligation to guarantee a free, fair and straightforward political decision by playing out our obligations expertly consistently," said the Head of Armed force Staff. Yet, in a meeting on Inside Legislative issues on television XYZ, Asiedu Nketia denounced the remark and said whoever said that requirements to return to the tactical preparation school to get familiar with the obligations of the military.

"He ought to return to preparing school once more; he ought to proceed to peruse the constitution. Crafted by the military is to battle Ghana's outside foes. Is it safe to say that he is attempting to say that Ghanaian citizens are adversaries of the state?" he said. The keen legislator stressed that the tactical bears no liability regarding regulating political decision places, an obligation held for Ghana Police Administration authorities.

He focused on that as per the nation's regulations, the police are commanded to maintain the rule of law, including during decisions. "Guaranteeing free and fair races is the obligation of the police. At the point when the police are overpowered during races, that is the point at which they require the military to help, even with that the tactical will be working compelled of the police.

"We won't permit the military to come to political race communities to assume control over security and wind up shooting honest electors and other Ghanaians as they did in 2020… anybody who has an opposite view ought to come and challenge me," he added.

Asiedu Nketiah firmly declared that the NDC wouldn't sit around while the military took command of surveying stations on final voting day, scaring citizens and affecting turmoil.


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