Police must deal with NDC, NPP clashes – Peace Council

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The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante has called on the Ghana Police Service to immediately investigate clashes that occurred infront of the Nima residence of the New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Gun shots were fired by the security detail of the NPP flagbearer to ward off supporters of the NDC who were throwing stones and other harmful objects into Akufo-Addo’s house as they embarked on a health walk Sunday morning.

The timely intervention of officers from the Nima Police Station prevented the clashes from turning bloody. The Police service has served noticed that it will investigate and arrest anybody found culpable in the clashes.

Speaking on Morning Starr Monday, Rev. Prof. Asante, said the Police must act swiftly to ensure that pocket of clashes happening between the two parties across the country are immediately brought to an end.

He also urged the political parties especially the NDC and the NPP to talk to their supporters as the country approaches the crucial parliamentary and presidential elections on December 7.

“I will plead with all political parties to speak to their supporters to comport themselves…it’s the responsibility of all to ensure there is peace and calm during this period.”

“We only have one nation… Let us try to do the best that we can as a people…we have just one Ghana, we need to manage our tensions properly so as to guarantee peace for all…all stakeholders should put in their best to ensure our nation remains peaceful.

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur has stated all those who were seen with guns and other ammunitions during the clashes will be investigated.

“Those who were said to possess guns will have to be investigated to see if they possessed them legitimately,” He told Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg.

Supt. Arthur added that the Police Service is doing its best to ensure there is no chaos before, during and after the elections.

 

Source: starrfmonline