The Ghana Police Service has expressed concern on the violence in the ongoing Voters’ Registration exercise causing fear and panic among Ghanaians.
The Police service, in a statement issued and signed by Director of Public Affairs, Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman said the Public Elections (Registration of Voters) Regulations, 2016 (C.I.91), indicates that persons and groups outside the list provided under regulation 10, is barred from entering any registration centre.
The statement added that, it is an offence for any person to interfere with the work of an official connected with registration of voters.
It further noted that a threat of intimidation by a person to further the persons interest or affiliated to a political party amounts to offence under the Vigilantism Related Offences Act, 209 (Act 999), reiterating the need for political actors and groups to stop unwarranted movement at registration centres.
“The Administration wishes to state that every complaint of violence reported to the police is being investigated with some already in court”.
Adding that, due processes will be followed in all the cases.
The police however cautioned the general public to adhere to rules and regulations laid down for the registration exercise.
It said “Any person or group of persons, political or not, who has been arrested or will be arrested will face the consequence of the law”.
The police however assured the all Ghanaians that the necessary police actions have been taken and would ensure that all culprits are brought to book.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com