There is a new government, and there will be a new Inspector General of Police (IGP). The current IGP John Kudalor has already reached the mandatory retirement age of 60 and he is not in the good books of the current government to merit an extension of his stay in office.
Intense lobbying has already commenced and from inside sources, one of the current Commissioners of Police will soon be announced as the next IGP.
Over the years IGPs have been selected from the prestigious group of Deputy Commissioners and Commissioners we have and President Akufo Addo from all indications, will nominate the next IGP from this stock of senior officers. But what are the politics involved in the selection of the next IGP?
There are currently ten Commissioners of Police (COP) in the Ghana Police Service who are all potential IGPs and members of the Police Management Board (POMAB), more like the cabinet of the service and according to seniority, are as follows;
1.COP Rose Bio Atinga, Director General, Research and Planning
2.COP Prosper Ablorh, Director General, Criminal Investigations Department