Private legal practitioner member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko has justified reasons why the Electoral Commission (EC) is having armed military personnel guarding her.
Some security analysts and civil society groups have criticised why military men have been assigned to the Commissioner when the police could do the same job.
The critics argue that this will undermine the police and ridicule the military.
But the lawyer reacting to the critics said the Commissioner has been threatened from different quarters hence the military has brought in to protect her from danger.
”This woman, the returning officer for the presidential election, has had her life threatened multiple times from all manner of corners, her character insulted, her integrity denigrated and the threats to her life heightened to the highest dangerous point that any public servant should endure, for the security services to consider it appropriate to offer her the highest form of protection they could. Her security at home, office and around her 24-7, is made up of a combination of soldiers and police. I am not sure she enjoys the security attention. But she understands she has to endure it. And, some of us have a problem with that?”