The police have warned voters to desist from taking pictures of their thumb-printed ballots and making them public.
The act, according to the police, constitutes a serious offence and anybody caught would be severely dealt with.
“Voting is a secret and must remain as such irrespective of one’s affiliation to a particular person or party,” the Director-General of Police Operations, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, gave the warning in an interview with The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.
He said police intelligence indicated that some prospective voters would be doing so, and warned that the practice would not be countenanced.
“It is a serious offence for a voter to make his or her vote public and any voter indulging in the practice will be arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others’, COP Yohuno warned.
The Police Operations Commander advised politicians not to influence their followers to engage in such an act.
COP Yohuno also warned that motorbike and unregistered vehicles should not be seen around the polling centres during voting hours of between 7:00am and 5:00 pm.
He mentioned Accra, Tema, Ashaiman and Kumasi as places where the police military would intensify their operations saying ‘we would not give them the room to operate after 5:00 pm.’
By Francis Asamoah Tuffour