Nkwanta South Police protects residents during and after District Assembly elections

By: Solomon M-Ahiable | ignewss.com |Nkwanta

The Police and other security agencies in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region have provided residents of in the area maximum protection before, during and after the just ended District Assembly and Unit Committee elections.

Recently, the Oti region experienced tribal clashes among three groups in the Nkwanta South municipality, resulting in the tragic loss of innocent lives. Thirteen (13) people have been fatally shot dead and five (5) others injured in these recent conflicts.

Due to the disturbances, the Nkwanta South Municipality has been under a curfew for the past three weeks.

In preparation for the district assembly and unit committee members’ elections, law enforcement officials have pledged to safeguard lives and properties.

Chief Superintendent Michael Kwabena Asiedu, the Nkwanta South Divisional Police Commander, assured the media of the security measures being implemented to ensure residents can carry out their tasks and vote without fear.

The deployment of both police and military personnel to various polling stations is intended to ensure the safety of voters during the elections, particularly given the tensions among feuding factions within Nkwanta township.

Chief Supt. Asiedu encouraged voters to turn out in large numbers for these crucial Assembly and Unit Committee elections.

Alfred Amedeka, the Nkwanta South Electoral Commission boss, confirmed that everything is in place for the exercise. He mentioned that electoral materials have arrived, and the designated officials have undergone training.

Despite the curfew within the Municipality, Amedeka assured that the EC officials stationed at the various polling stations will receive full protection from the police.

Presently, twenty schools are closed, leaving students and teachers at home, with some individuals fleeing the area.

Nevertheless, elections have commenced peacefully across the Oti region.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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