The Ghana Police Service has asked the general public to desist from any act that could jeopardise the peaceful atmosphere in the country, following Wednesday’s polls.
The call by the police comes on the back of allegation and counter allegation by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as to who has won the December 7 polls.
Both parties, hours after the polls, have held series of press conferences to project the outcome of the polls in their favour, raising public anxiety.
At the time of filing this report, the NDC claimed it was “cruising to victory” though the NPP had called the polls in its favour, and has urged President Mahama to concede defeat.
But the Director General of Operations at the Police Service, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, at a press conference in Accra yesterday, said such actions could mar the near perfect 2016 general elections, which has been widely hailed.
COP Yohuno asked all aggrieved persons to followed due process in addressing their grievances rather than resorting to unorthodox means.
He said it was crucial everybody put the country first and that “the police will not countenance any breach of the peace.”
The police chief said his outfit, with the support of the other security agencies were ready to protect the country, adding that they were monitoring the situation to ensure it did not escalate.
COP Yohuno urged on the media to be circumspect in the discharge of their duties, by utilising their mediums well.
“We are in this together and we owe it the people to secure the country”, he advocated.
By Julius Yao Petetsi