The National Peace Council has urged the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh to expedite action on investigations into all criminal activities that occurred during the just ended registration exercise.
In a statement signed by Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante and issued yesterday said “this in our considered opinion, would engender trust and confidence in the processes ahead of the December 2020 elections”.
The statement further said the registration exercise was generally peaceful adding that the pockets of violence could have been avoided if political actors had allowd the due process to take place.
“It is our hope that lessons will be taken from these unfortunate occurrences so that they are not repeated in subsequent exercise”, the statement said.
The statement noted that services should begin to map innovative strategies to maintain law and order in the upcoming general elections.
The National Peace Council called on the Electoral Commission to take immediate steps in ensuring that names are validated and also expunge names of minors and foreigners in the register as well as report ssme to the public to guarantee public confidence in the register.
The statement concluded urging the EC and security services to unravel the circumstances leading to the registration of some persons purported to be Ivorians at the Banda Constituency and punish officers who aided them.
Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com