Police Extol Ghanaians For Putting Peace First
The Ghana Police Service has thanked the general publicfor their ability to maintain peace before, during and after the verdict of the election petition which verdict was delivered last Thursday.
Furthermore, the police applauded the general public for understanding the police incapacity to discharge their responsibility of policing events such as demonstrations, processions and marches, some few months back.
A statement signed by the Director Ge neral of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin said ‘the Police Administration wishes to express its profound gratitude to the public for co-operating with the Police before and during the period of the election dispute in court’.
However, the police noted with great appreciation, co-operation and support given to them in the advocacy for peace by stakeholders such as the National Peace Council and the National House of Chiefs.
The rest are the National Media Commission (N.M.C), the Christian Council, the Moslem Community and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior, Machomen Youth Associations in the maintenance of law and order before and after the verdict.
In addition, the Police also commended members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the other political parties and identifiable groupings in the country for their co-operation in the maintenance of law and order.
‘Our appreciation also goes to the media for the patriotic manner in which they conducted their activities. However, having come thus far, the Police would want to entreat the general public, especially party activists, social commentators and the media to exercise maximum circumspection in the discussion of the subject, to avoid any tension’, the police urged.
Meanwhile, the Police reiterated their readiness together with other security agencies of their continuous effort to prevent crime and maintain law and other in the country at all times.
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