NDC petitions IGP over electoral ‘violence’ in A/R
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, to launch a full-scale investigation into occurrences in the Ashanti Region during the 10-day limited voters' registration exercise.
The party said it has already asked the Ashanti Region Command of the Ghana Police Service to get to the bottom of an incident which saw the manhandling of some persons alleged to be members of the Upper East Region NDC in the Asawase Constituency.
“Get to the bottom of this Kumasi incident, where party officials could organize bandits to arrest ordinary people who had come to transact their businesses and take them to NPP office and beat them and hand them over to the police,” said NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia at a meeting with some journalists at the party’s headquarters on Thursday, August 14.
He said the police officers “who actually accepted this type of cock and bull story and even booked such a case” should also be investigated.
Allegations on Tuesday, August 12 suggested that some members of the NDC from the Upper East Region attempted to register in the Ashanti Region but were arrested by some New Patriotic Party (NPP) members upon intelligence.
For the NDC, it is only the IGP who can bring the matter to rest.