Ghana Police
Ghana Police

Ghana’s police administration warned here Thursday it would not countenance the breach of the country’s peace ahead of the declaration of the presidential election results.

This comes at the back of claims of victory and counter-claims by the two leading political parties, governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), in Wednesday’s general election.

Tension is gradually building up in the West African country as it waits for the Electoral Commission (EC) to declare the results of the presidential election.

Addressing a press conference here, the Director General of Operations for the Ghana Police Service, Christian Tetteh Yohuno, expressed anguish about the seemingly tension in the country. He asked the political parties to remain calm and wait for the declaration of the results by the EC.

“It is unfortunate the two major parties are engaged in this practice and at this stage I will appeal to them to be patient as we all wait for the EC to declare who has won the presidential election,” Yohuno said.

The Director General further said the police administration was monitoring the situation on the ground and would protect lives and property.

“The police is closely monitoring the situation so that it does not escalate. The police will do everything in its power to protect lives and property,” Yohuno said.

Ghanaians voted in presidential and parliamentary elections Wednesday and the country’s electoral body has within 72 hours to declare winner of the presidential poll. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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