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12-Apr-2016  
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The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) has commended Mr John Kudalor, the Inspector General of Police and the Police Administration for initiating proactive policing mechanism to reduce incidents of electoral violence.

“The Police Administration’s proactive move to provide personal security for Presidential Nominees, their running mates, its engagement at the highest level with political party executives, and setting up of the Elections Security Taskforce needs support from democratic institutions,” Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, the CPP Chairman, told the Ghana News Agency, in an interview in Accra.

“Judging from electoral underpinnings and postures of scores of political elements, Elections 2016 offers the ground for volatile electoral combat, therefore, all peaceful democratic forces must work together to ensure that Ghana survives the turmoil”.

Prof. Delle who is also the leader of the CPP, said Mr Kudalor and the Police Administration must be supported in their effort to disband all Political Party Militant groups.

He said it was an affront to Ghana’s 1992 Constitution for any group of people to raise an army; “political combative groups must put down their arms and work under the national security agencies to ensure peaceful political environment”.

He urged Mr Kudalor with the Ghana Police Service to continue to be steadfast in instilling discipline, respect for law and order to protect lives and property.

“The Police officer has a constitutional mandate to enforce law and order irrespective of the person’s political persuasion or status in society,” Prof Delle said.     

The CPP Chairman also called on all political parties who had set up armed groups to immediately take up the initiative to disarm them.   

Prof Delle condemned creeping usage of physical and verbal violence by functionaries of political parties to register their dissatisfaction and engagement on national issues.

On the progress towards strengthening the CPP for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, Prof Delle said much t hinged on the unity and stability of the party.

“Therefore, the CPP should continue to stand united and solid to move across the country to project the Presidential Nominee, Mr Kobina Ivor Greenstreet to the electorates.

“We need to maintain united and stabile front, even in the face of extreme provocation and despite outbursts of unjustifiable hostility, by showing tolerance, firmness and commitment to our objectives,” Prof Delle noted.

“The CPP have re-emerged as a proud, vibrant and respected political party, but this is not a time to sit back complacently. It is rather a challenge to renew that sense of individual involvement, responsibility and initiative, which is the very bedrock of the CPP.”

He said it was time for the CPP to consolidate all the gains it had made, so that each man, woman and child could fully benefit from the opportunities opening before them.

He stated: “Let us all gather around the CPP to liberate Ghana once again.

“Our party is democratic because it has its origins in the grassroots participation and the involvement of the ordinary citizens in the responsibility of decision making at the local and national levels.

“We are a family of groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds and political status who share a common determination to build a stable, just and democratic society, and who all believe that the principle of development through the united participation of all Ghanaians remains the foundation of our national democratic programme.”
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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