The Ghana Armed Forces has issued a stern warning to anyone or group of persons who might stir conflict in the 7 December polls.
Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Michael Samson-Oje issued the warning at a press conference in Accra on Friday, 25 November, saying: “Any unlawful act will be met with the force that it deserves.
“I’ll like to sound a note of caution to any person or group of persons who intend to cause any kind of trouble during the election period. We in the military are ready and prepared together with the civil police and our other sister security services to deal ruthlessly with any such group of persons or person.”
He appealed to the media to “let us jointly employ all the means at our disposal to ensure a peaceful, free and fair election”.
“I would like to assure all and sundry that the armed forces will abide by the ethical codes and principles that govern our noble profession and in the prosecution of our assigned tasks and roles regarding the upcoming elections,” the CDS said.
“We intend to play our role without prejudice, fear or favour. We remain committed to our oath to defend the territorial integrity of our nation and in this resolve, we shall not falter. We’ll like to call on the media to give the people of Ghana timely and fair reportage and also to block out anyone who uses foul or inciting language or any form of hate speech. Together, we can ensure peaceful elections.”