Ayawaso West By-Elections and The Security Measures In-place

The Accra Regional Police Command has outlined security measures ahead of the upcoming Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election slated for Thursday, January 31, 2019, to ensure an incident-free exercise.

It said high Police presence would characterise the entire electoral process taking into account polling station, collation centres and all other relevant locations associated with the election.

A statement issued and signed by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Effia Tenge, the Head of Public Affairs Unit, Accra, said the Police has drawn out plans to ensure the safety and security of electorates, media personnel and all accredited persons involved in the by-election.

It, however, cautioned against acts of lawlessness that could mar the peaceful conduct of the exercise and advised the electorates to direct their resentments to the Police or the Electoral Commission’s Complaint Desk.

The statement said the Police was resolute to working with the Electoral Commission, sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders to ensure that all electoral materials were safeguarded for the integrity of the by-election.

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