Tema Regional Police Command activates Election Security Taskforce

Alexander Nyarko Yeboah, GNA

Tema Oct 22, GNA – The
Tema Regional Police Command has activated and inaugurated the Regional
Election Security Task Force ahead of the December elections to ensure peace
and calm  during the democratic process.

The Election
Security Taskforce would ensure that peace, law and order prevail in the 2019
Unit Committee and District Assembly elections, the Referendum on the District,
Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives as well as the 2020 General

In an address during
the inauguration on Tuesday at the Tema Regional Police Headquarters, the Tema
Regional Police Commander, DCOP Edward Johnson Akrofi-Oyirifi, said, “We were
reactivating the Regional Election Security Taskforce and to assure the public that
all measures were put in place for the smooth running of the elections, so that
success would be ours and mother Ghana would be the victor.”

DCOP Akrofi-Oyirifi
informed that in the upcoming elections, “Our mandate as security personnel is
to ensure that there is law and order so that peace is maintained before,
during and after the elections, and that is why were are reactivating the
Election Taskforce.”

The Regional
Commander said, as had been the practice, the Taskforce would form various
committees that would see to the smooth running of the elections.

He therefore asked
members of the committees “to bring out innovative ideas so that we would be
able to build on the success we’ve chocked during elections in this country.”

“The security services
were poised at providing all the necessary support to the Electoral Commission,
and we are assuring them that we would give our maximum cooperation,
collaboration and support to make the exercise a success,” DCOP Akrofi-Oyirifi

The Tema Metropolitan
Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Nana Oduro Numapau, explained that
even though there would be three elections on the 17th of December,
the Commission would not experience any challenges because the processes would
be the same.

Mr. Numapau urged
all registered voters  to take part in
the exercise by saying that, “Apart from those who voted in the referendum for
the new regions, some of us have never voted in a referendum anywhere, so it’s
an opportunity for us to experience the process and then also  make our voice heard when it comes to the
democracy we are participating.”

The EC officer
assured  that the elections were going to
be peaceful because, “There would be security everywhere; where we think there
is even a flashpoint, the security would map out strategies to deal with any