The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has agreed for the Ghana Police Service to take complete control of security during the November 4 presidential elections.
The NPP and the police reached an agreement on the election modalities for the presidential elections.
The party’s election committee has engaged with the Police on the matter.
Speaking on behalf of the committee Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, the Chairman of the Presidential Election Committee for the NPP asked the police to deal with individuals who would engage in unlawful activities.
“We are authorising you to take absolute control of all the processes that you regulate during normal elections in this republic. We have made a number of guidelines which are a matter of common consent and we have worked out the dynamics in such a way that we are working together we are saying this to assure you that the regulations that the candidates have all signed are going to be the blueprint of the process, and anyone who disregards this should be dealt with and we want to establish that this country is a lawful nation.
Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector General of Police, also urged for cooperation to guarantee that their tasks were carried out diligently.
“We want to assure you that on November 4, we are going to give you an overdose of security and it will be excellent and awesome all we require from you is your support to ensure that the police will do their work.”
From the Electoral Commission, Samuel Tetteh, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Operations said the electoral body is preparing to organise a smooth process.
“We know that this is an important election, not only for the NPP but also for the EC and the country as a whole, and we need to prepare adequately to make sure that the elections are conducted successfully and so far the engagements gone well and we expecting a successful election on November 4 and we are not leaving any stone unturned.”