Monday, 17 June

Dec. 7 polls: Anybody who violates the law will be dealt with regardless of their political affiliation – Henry Quartey

Mr. Quartey emphasised that law enforcement actions would not be politically motivated

The Minister of Interior, Henry Quartey, has warned that anyone inciting violence before, during, or after the 2024 general elections will face strict legal consequences, regardless of their political affiliation. 

This comes in response to recent violence during the limited voter registration exercise, which resulted in the arrest of Asutifi South MP, Collins Dauda.

Speaking to the media in Accra, Mr. Quartey underscored his commitment to ensuring a peaceful electoral process. 

“Let me sound the warning again. You know my track record, I walk my talk. Anybody who goes to do something other than what is prescribed, we will do our best to ensure that the law will take its course and the court of competent jurisdiction will do its work,” he stated.

Mr. Quartey emphasised that law enforcement actions would not be politically motivated. 

“May I sound this warning that it will not be political vindictiveness. If anybody commits, whoever the person is, we shall ensure that the law will take its course,” he warned.

Furthermore, Mr. Quartey assured that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is ready to peacefully transfer power if they are defeated in the upcoming elections. 

“As a politician, as a political party, it is our hope, it is our wish, it is our belief that by the grace of God, the good people of this country, the good work that we have done in infrastructure and in other interventions, they will give us another mandate.”

He added: “Perish the thought, and I say again, perish the thought, if they decide to give their mandate to somebody else, we will hand over peacefully and walk away, go to the drawing board and come back, Insha Allah. But I know that the grace of God abounds and so we shall break the 8.”

Source: Adiku