Stay away from Saturday's polls – Mahama to NDC militias
Former President John Mahama has warned all militia groups affiliated to the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stay away from the party’s presidential primaries scheduled for Saturday, 23 January 2019.
According to him, the police is capable of providing adequate security hence no militia group should make any attempt to take over the work of the police.
A day to the primaries, Mr Mahama, who is one of the presidential candidates, told Accra-based Radio Gold that: “We have spoken to the Ghana Police Service to provide security at all the 275 voting centres and, so, the Ghana Police Service is going to be in charge of security. Nobody else is going to provide security and, so, if anybody goes there as a vigilante and you say you are a security personnel, the Ghana Police Service will deal with you”.
Mr Mahama has further charged the electorate to “vote peacefully and get back home in peace”.
The former president, who is one of the seven candidates, further called for unity among members of the party as that was the only way they can regain power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections.
Mr Mahama’s call comes a day after President Nana Akufo-Addo called on the leadership of the two main political parties to meet and fashion out ways to disband party militia groups.