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President should act swiftly to secure the country’s security – Prof. Gyampo

The Director of European Studies at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo has asked the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to act swiftly to safeguard the security of the country.

He says refusal to do so could plunge the country into a state of lawlessness.

Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that what happened in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency yesterday was scary and must be condemned in no uncertain terms, especially by the president.

“The president has done so much to ensure the peace and security of Dagbon and so he must do same to ensure the peace and security of the country”.

“If let’s say the president has acted to crack the whip on the police force which refuse to ensure law and order at Bawaleshie in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, any officer who will be assigned to supervise any such activity will be extra careful in dispensing his or her duties…”.

“Failure on his part to do so, will result in others teaming up to put the law into their own hands,” he emphasized. 

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has condemned the violence that erupted at Thursday’s by-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. The violence at the La Bawaleshie Presby School polling centre resulted in the assault on Ningo-Prampram MP, Samuel George by masked men in police vehicles. 

The attack has been condemned by the opposition NDC, civil society and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

President Akufo-Addo in a statement said “The isolated incident of violence, which occurred in the early stages of the election, was unfortunate and regrettable, and I condemn it in no uncertain terms.”

“A by-election should be a peaceful and happy event, no matter how competitive. The Police is committed to conducting a rapid inquiry into the matter, and I expect all persons who are found culpable, at the end of the process, to face the full rigours of the law,” he added.

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