The Police in the Eastern Region have described as unfounded the accusations of bias against it by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region.
The NPP in the area are upset with the perceived failure of the police to arrest some suspected National Democratic Congress thugs who attacked EC offices and destroyed equipment during the voter transfer exercise.
This also led to the party’s executives in the Suhum constituency on Wednesday threatening to retaliate to any attacks against them from the NDC.
The thugs were said to have initiated the attack following an EC officer’s resolve not to transfer the vote of some of the voters, who could not identify themselves as required by the process.
In a Citi News interview, the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, ASP Yaw Nketsiah Yeboah, assured that the police will deal with trouble makers though he decried the lack of communication that had allowed the tensions in the area to escalate.
“At times, miscommunication and lack of communication can create suspicion and perceptions and assumptions which are unfounded,” he said.
ASP Yeboah believes the situation would have been clearer if the aggrieved party had approached the Regional Command or Electoral Security Taskforce for an explanation.
In his view, ” boycotting anybody or taking the laws into one’s own hands will not solve the problem. It will rather exacerbate the whole situation.”
ASP Yeboah added that, “if something happens and you don’t look at me the police officer as a friend but you make my work difficult from groundless allegations, then the law will be applied.”
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana