Nov polls: Police to meet EC over security plans

Nov polls: Police to meet EC over security plans

The Ghana Police Service will hold talks with the Electoral Commission to discuss how to ensure security in the country ahead of the general elections in November.

Addressing a durbar of Police Personnel at Cape Coast, as part of his working visit to the Central Region, the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor noted that for peace to prevail before and after the polls, a coordinated effort from all the stakeholders was necessary.

John Kudalor revealed that his outfit had already met with the various presidential candidates, their running-mates, the youth organizers of the parties and members of the media.

“The Police has a long arm but it cannot reach out to everyone”, therefore, it needed the support of everyone to be effective in its duties,” he said.

He added that the Service was prepared to send out officers to provide protection to all the presidential candidates ahead of the polls.

According to him, the officers had been trained and equipped with the necessary logistics to perform their duties creditably.

Mr. Kudalor’s tour across the country, titled the “IGP Dialogue Series” has given the police chief a chance to interact with officers in the various regions and assess their readiness for the polls.

He also the regional police commanders to replicate the dialogue series in their respective regions by engaging the youth, opinion leaders, chiefs and political party leaders.

 

By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana

 

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