‘Death’ Awaits Ballot Box Snatchers

THE POLICE have served notice that
they will deal ruthlessly with anyone caught trying to disrupt the opposition
National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries across the country today.

The police have warned that anyone
who tries to snatch ballot boxes will do so “at the expense of his or her
life.”

Deputy
Superintendent of Police (DSP) Issah Mohammed Cantona, the Prampram District Police Commander,
gave the caution in an interview
with DAILY
GUIDE
last Thursday.

Currently, there is tension in some
of the constituencies where incumbent NDC Members of Parliament (MPs) are
facing imminent defeats, and the Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater
Accra Region appears to top the list.

The district commander’s warning
comes on the backdrop of certain claims made by Ningo-Prampram MP – Samuel
George – that some persons are ‘shopping’ land guards into the constituency to
disrupt the election.

The district police commander rubbished
Sam George’s claims but warned that anyone caught snatching ballot boxes or
leading thugs to the voting centre during the exercise would
do so at the expense of their own lives.

Meanwhile, the district commander
has said the constituency is very calm and everyone is going about their duties
without any fear of violence.

Sam George, who is seeking re-election to represent his party in the constituency for the 2020 general elections, is facing a stiff competition from the constituency’s chairman, Michael Kwetey Tettey.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema

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