The Ghana Police Service has confirmed that five people have died from 61 electoral and post-electoral incidents nationwide.
In an articulation, the Police expressed that Twenty-one of the incidents are genuine instances of electoral viciousness, six of which include shots bringing about the passing of five.
The cases as indicated by the Police occurred in the Awutu Senya East supporters, Odododiodio voting demographic, Ablekuma Central and other voting public the nation over.
The following is the full assertion
SECURITY OUTLOOK FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS.
1.The National Election Security Taskforce (NESTF) has policed the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary races expertly and commends people in general for their collaboration with pre-political race safety efforts set up and executed through the electioneering period.
2.However, between 0700 hours of 7thDecember,2020 and 1000 hours of 9thDecember, 2020;the Joint Operation Center of the NESTF has recorded a sum of (61) electoral and post electoral incidents nationwide. 21 of the incidents are genuine instances of electoral brutality, six of which include shots bringing about the passing of five.
3.The cases including shots happened as follows:
i.Central locale, Awutu Senya East voting demographic: 2 harmed from a shooting episode by civilian(s) in the network during political decision period on 07-12-20.
ii.Greater Accra district, Odododiodio voting public: 2 dead and 6 harmed from a shooting occurrence by civilian(s) in the network during post-political race period on 07-12-20.
iii.Greater Accra area, Ablekuma Central: 4 harmed including a policeman from a shooting occurrence at the gathering place during post-political decision period on 08-12-20.
iv.Bono East locale, Techiman South constituency:2 dead and 4 harmed from shooting by security staff at the resemblance place during post-political decision period on 08-12-20.
v.Northern district, Savelugu Constituency: a shooting episode by civilian(s) at the Police Station, when people assaulted the station during post-political decision period on 08-12-20.
vi.Northern locale, Savelugu Constituency: 1 dead and 3 harmed from a shooting episode by civilian(s) in the network during post-political race period on 08-12-20.4.
The NESTF considers the incidents recorded to be incidents that might have been kept away from and therefore sentences their event and vows to examine every single one of them.
5.The NESTF located old recordings available for use, depicted as incidents identified with the continuous electioneering exercise. The recordings included police provincial recreation practices in the approach the current year’s races, where the media were welcome to cover as a feature of Police commitment with the media, as key partners of Ghana’s majority rules system.
6.Once once more, the NESTF denounces these distributions and cautions that it is illegal for any individual to send bogus or misdirecting correspondence. Any individual who enjoys such will be captured and arraigned.
7.The NESTF keeps on encouraging the general population for quiet through this time of trusting that outcomes will be pronounced by the Electoral Commission.