General News of 2014-08-30

Police cautions NPP ahead of Sunday’s congress

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been cautioned by the Ghana Police Service to resolve its internal matters in time ahead of its Special Electoral College on Sunday so that the incident that occurred at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday, August 19, does not recur.

There was a clash between the party's security personnel and some men said to be personal guards of the party's General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, on that day.

Speaking to TV3 on Friday, August 29, the Greater Accra Regional Commander of the Ghana Police Service said when the incident occurred that day and the police rushed in to restore calm, some members of the party prevented the officers with the reason that the incident was an internal matter.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno said the police do not wear any political colours and will do everything to ensure peace and security where there is conflict and violence in the country.

“All that we are saying is that the police are for all,” DCOP Yohuno said, “so when you have security challenges, quickly you should call on us.”

He said but for the insistence of the police to enter the premises of the NPP that day, the violence would have turned bloodier.

As regards Sunday’s special congress, DCOP Yohuno said the police are ready.

“We are prepared,” he stressed.

“We are ever prepared to make sure that we give them the needed security to have a very free and fair election.”

Source: tv3network.com
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