Police in the Northern region have invited the Northern regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, over his claim that the NPP will guard ballot boxes with strongmen.
Mr. Naabu said at the party's rally at Savelugu, a few days ago, that the party would deploy armed macho men to guard ballot boxes on December 7.
“So on December 7, get some young and strong men about 40 to guard the box and if the thieves come to snatch away the boxes break their legs. You were witnesses to the Supreme Court ruling, would you allow them to steal again? If they steal again we are dead so this one is do-or-die. Don't agree! If they are not afraid of guns and cutlass we are also not afraid”.
The police have already cautioned political parties against the use of vigilante groups on Election Day to forestall any incidence of violence.
The Public Relations Officer of the Northern regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, who spoke to Graphic Online in an interview on Wednesday, said the police had “contacted Mr Naabu on the matter but he is currently at Kpandai and has promised that when he comes back he would honour the invitation".