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Police dissociate itself from DCOP Waabu’s comment on election security

General News
Ghana Police

The Ghana Police Service has described as “unfortunate” a statement made by DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu during a panel discussion on Monday 19th February 2024.

The statements made by DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu concerning election security on Accra-based Joy News according to the Police are “unfounded and do not represent the position of the Ghana Police Service.”

DCOP Waabu, during the panel discussion indicated that the Police Service had learned lessons on ensuring peaceful elections, which means it will exclude the military from this year’s elections.

“We are not going to involve the military as it were, and it is going to be only the police, fire service, prisons, and then immigration service [that will provide security during the elections]. It is our baby, it is the police baby, and we will invite our sister security services to assist in one way or the other.”

The Police has disassociated the service completely from the statements and apologised to the Ghana Armed Forces.

The conduct of the officer, the Police said is being subjected to internal disciplinary processes of the Ghana Police Service.

The Police in a statement noted “We want to state that under the National Elections Security Taskforce Architecture, The Ghana Police Service works with all other security services including the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure peace, security, law and order, before, during and after elections. The approach to the 2024 General elections will be no different.”

The Police have appealed to the general public to continue to support them and other sister security agencies as they work together to deepen the country’s democratic values during the 2024 elections and beyond.

Source: Mensah