AMA suspends political debates

The Accra Metropolitan Security Council has directed that parliamentary political debates being organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in all 13 constituencies of the metropolis should be suspended with immediate effect.

The NCCE debates have become the breeding grounds for violent clashes between supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has left some people injured.

Some of the areas to experience such clashes in the AMA’s jurisdiction included the Odododiodio and the Weija Gbawe constituencies.

In a six point resolution adopted to combat what it termed, “Recent political upheavals” in its jurisdiction, the AMA said there was the need for an active involvement of all district electoral task forces in all the 13 constituencies within the AMA’s jurisdiction.

“There must be active involvement of the Inter-party Dialogue Committee in the education, sensitisation and engagement of the various political parties,” the resolution, signed by Mr. Sam Ayeh Dartey, the Coordinating Director of the AMA, stated.

It also recommended that political parties always submitted their activities or programmes to the district electoral task force through their local police command and give copies to the Inter-party Dialogue Committee before such programmes were held.

The METSEC, through the Police Commander will enforce all the laws to ensure peace, and protection of lives and property” the resolution copied said, and appealed to political actors in the area and members of the general public to desist from any activity that would disturb the public peace.

 

By Times Reporter 

 

 

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