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Election security: Police Service rubbishes DCOP Waabu’s ‘unfounded’ comment; apologizes to Ghana Armed Forces


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The Ghana Police Service says they will internally investigate some ‘unfounded’ comments made by DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu during a panel discussion on JoyNews on Monday 19th February 2024.

The Police administration in a statement noted that DCOP Waabu's comment is not the stance of the police ahead of the December 7 general election.

“The statements made by DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu concerning election security are unfounded and do not represent the position of the Ghana Police Service.

“We would therefore like to disassociate the Ghana Police Service completely from the statements and apologize to the Ghana Armed Forces. The conduct of the officer is being subjected to internal disciplinary processes of the Ghana Police Service,” the police added.

DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu 

What DCOP Mr Gabriel Prince Waabu said 

A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Prince Gabriel Waabu made some big disclosures about security arrangements for the 2024 general elections.

During an appearance on Joynews' Election Headquarters unveiling event in Accra, DCOP Waabu spoke about how deployments will be made and the issue of hotspots.

On deployments, he emphasized that election security remained a primary function of the police and that they would invite sister agencies if need be.

He stressed that the successes chalked in by-elections in 2023 would be built upon going into the general elections.

"Like how we organized all those elections within last year and whatever happened in 2022, a lesson has been learned out of it. We are not maybe going to involve the military, as it were because it was not even the police that came up with this issue.

"So, it's going to be only the police, prisons, fire and immigration that is going to conduct these elections. They are going to support us; it is our baby, it is the police's baby, but we will want to co-opt in our sister security to help in one way or the other," he explained.

Police Statement 

source: Theannouncergh.com