Security in Ayawaso West by-election was uncoordinated, police National Security Minister etal must investigate-CODEO

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The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is calling on the Police Service, the National Security Minister and the Minister for the Interior as well the entire security set up to conduct investigations into the violence that broke out at the La Bawaleshie Park in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency yesterday.

‘’It is imperative that all security agencies immediately review the security arrangement put in place for the election, in a bid to understand what happened today as far as personnel deployment is concerned and to enhance security planning for similar exercises in the future’’ CODEO said in a report issued yesterday, January 31, 2019.

According to the group, security arrangement during the by-election in the constituency was uncoordinated.

‘’CODEO questions this high level and, what appears to be, uncoordinated security arrangement and presence during the elections. Unlike previous arrangement which seems to have been working well for the country during elections, CODEO is unsure what role, if any at all, of the Election Security Task Force played in this election’’ the group added.

It continued that ‘’finally, CODEO calls on the Electoral Commission and the security agencies to give hearing to the NDC regarding their concerns about the electoral process which resulted in their boycott of the election and to investigate any valid concerns they may have’’.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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