(CARE Ghana) Has Accused The Government Of Sowing Seed Of Confusion Among The Security Agencies Ahead Of The Elections
Care for Free and Fair Elections (CARE Ghana), a common society association which centers around political race related matters has accused the government of sowing seed of confusion among the security agencies ahead of the elections.
Tending to a question and answer session in Accra on Wednesday the Executive Secretary of CARE Ghana, David Kumi Addo, affirmed that the government has, through the security chain of importance, requested security faculty to instigate inconvenience in the fortress of the resistance NDC on political race day to keep individuals from casting a ballot.
“We are dependably informed that a few heads of the security administrations have coordinated security officers presented on resistance fortresses on elections day to threaten and bug honest citizens as was done in the enlistment work out,” Kumi Addo claimed.
He added,” Whiles numerous standard all around prepared security officers feel their obligation and duty doesn’t permit them to make confusion however to ensure lives, appendages and property others are happy to agree. This improvement is making some uneasiness and misunderstanding among the security officers and seriously influencing confidence.”
He then encouraged the security agencies to savagely oppose the weight from their supervisors, adding that their responsibility is to ensure lives and properties and not to work dependent on the parochial interest of some childish political components in Government.
The following is the assertion
Public interview BY CARE FOR FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS GHANA (“CARE” GHANA) ON THE 2ND DECEMBER, 2020 TO ADDRESS DISTURBING SECURITY MATTERS IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Companions of the media, we value your quick reaction to joining Care for Free and Fair Elections Ghana (“CARE” GHANA) approach the Electoral Commission (EC) to make sufficient arrangement for nose cover and other Personal Protective Equipment PPE at all surveying places as a measure to shield citizens and officers from getting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This call is to forestall any endeavor by EC officials or security officers from dismissing qualified electors who may not be wearing face covering nose veil when they go to the surveying habitats to project their polling form. It is likewise to forestall the spread of the infection as individuals line to cast a ballot and see during checking periods.
As we probably am aware, the second influx of COVID – 19 is on the flood particularly in Europe and America. Exactly when we thought we have won the fight against COVID-19 the world is getting overpowered continuously wave of this destructive infection. Whiles America and some European nations record expanding quantities of diseases, Covid related passing has hit higher numbers over the globe. As Ghana goes to the surveys on seventh December, 2020 to choose new government, it is exceptionally fundamental for us to set up appropriate arrangement to guarantee greatest assurance of lives during and after the elections.
Disturbance AND CONFUSION IN THE SECURITY SERVICES
Women and Gentlemen of the media, it has gotten important to utilize this forum to address exceptionally stressing circumstances in the forthcoming elections. Our information has it that, there are a great deal of disturbances and confusion blending among the security administrations and this is fuming outrage inside the positions.
We are dependably informed that some authority of the security administrations have coordinated security officers presented on resistance fortifications on elections day to threaten and bother honest citizens as was done in the enrollment work out. Whiles numerous customary very much prepared security officers feel their obligation and duty doesn’t permit them to make confusion however to ensure lives, appendages and property others are eager to consent. This advancement is making some uneasiness and misunderstanding among the security officers and seriously influencing spirit.
We will jump at the chance to approach all security officers to overlook such mandate and guarantee them of our help, and that of the overall population. We urge them to emphatically oppose this underhanded and country destroying order from their bosses. Our men in uniform should realize that the ammo given to them is the property of the Ghanaian public secured with the citizen’s cash for the motivations behind ensuring and not to hurt, or damage the populace; to secure our young popular government not to undermine it; to look after law, harmony and request however not make wilderness, scattering and insecurity.
Forestalling NON-GHANAIANS FROM VOTING
Women and courteous fellows, “CARE” GHANA is likewise mindful that the EC has further guided the Ghana police administration to forestall non-Ghanaians from partaking in the seventh December, 2020 elections.
We are of the sentiment that, this order is essentially to forestall qualified citizens in some particular territories from casting a ballot. This clearly is important for a grand plan set moving by the EC to accomplish a specific goal. One of the solid contention set forth by the EC for aggregating another citizen’s register was to eliminate foreigners from our electors register. The EC asserted that the presence of foreigners on our electors register makes it an ECOWAS register henceforth the need to make it a Ghanaian register.
For this explanation military officers were conveyed to the Volta Region and other fringe areas to forestall Ghanaians getting back from neighboring nations from returning home. It is therefore inadmissible to guide security officers to forestall Ghanaian qualified citizens from casting a ballot under the pretense of keeping foreigners from taking an interest in our elections.
In the event that what we as a whole observed in the Volta and Bono Regions during the elector enrollment practice is anything to pass by, then unmistakably, the EC’s order or solicitation is simply act and an endeavor to mobilize the Volta and Bono Regions again to threaten and scare off qualified citizens in this way keeping them from taking an interest in the overall elections. It likely could be a rehash of what happened in the Volta Region and Bono Region during the enlistment practice where the military and public security officers were sent to threaten, pester and truly eliminate qualified citizens from the line preventing them from enrolling and consequently casting a ballot in the seventh December, elections.
We approach the security officers not to permit themselves to be utilized as an apparatus to fix the 2020 general elections. They should realize that it isn’t their duty to check the identity of elector since the current register affirms the qualification of each citizen. We ask the EC to cease from acts that are fit for making turmoil and confusion in the impending elections. The EC must realize that it isn’t the duty of the Ghana police administration to figure out who a Ghanaian is or not.
Therefore the order to the Ghana police to forestall non-Ghanaians from casting a ballot is unlawful and therefore should be dismissed.
EC’S DIREGARD FOR THE LAW
Women and Gentlemen of the press, The Electoral Commission is mandated by law to give guidelines to the direct of each open elections thus the declaration of the C. I. – 91which a few segments were altered by C I – 126 and 127 to manage the lead of the seventh December, 2020 general elections. In any case, EC’s fragrant dismissal for the law is astonishing, the law necessitates that the quantity of electors confirmed physically should be isolated from the quantity of citizens checked biometrically. Unexpectedly, the EC is acting unlawfully by not isolating these two as the law demands.
Women and Gentlemen, by this unlawful demonstration, we can’t check the quantity of citizens who will be confirmed physically and biometrically. This will permit people not on the citizens register vote without recognition making a road for gear the seventh December, 2020 elections.
The EC has since the arrangement of the current chiefs become a nook of appointive con artists flourishing with untruths and trickiness. This is the first run through the Commission is encountering such exploitative magistrates. Today, it has gotten so hard to believe the EC than a camel experience the aperture of a needle. At the point when the EC says look right, it will be to your greatest advantage to look left. Our greatest test going into an elections is the presence of an arbitrator (EC) that can’t be trusted. We deferentially approach parliament to quickly welcome Mrs. Jean Mensa, Chairperson for the Electoral Commission to clarify her activities.
We will get a kick out of the chance to support the overall population, citizens and all security officers to remain fearless and not frenzy, for this is attempting times that demand an iron will to chime a lion. We ask all citizens to move out in your numbers and cast your polling form with no dread of terrorizing and pick the following ideological group and individual you need to lead this nation for the following four years. Your decision will decide the change you require.
Much obliged to You Signed David kumi Addo Executive Secretary “CARE” GHANA 0273009907/0559026124