The Ghana Police Service has received high commendations for its role in ensuring an event-free and peaceful elections in the main opposition NDC primaries.
The former President John Dramani Mahama showered praises on the Service notwithstanding the main opposition’s earlier loss of confidence in the ability of the police to do their jobs effectively.
The former president said:”Today has been a test and I believe that most will agree that the Ghana Police Service performed creditably. And it’s our hope that we shall collaborate with the Service into the future to ensure that future elections are as successful as our Presidential primaries”
For his part, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said the party had doubts about the Police following the incidents at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, but was happy that the Police delivered without any hitches.
“We also handed over the security aspect of the elections to the Ghana Police service, and we indicated to them that we are not too sure about whether they were going to deliver because of the history we had at Ayawaso West wuogon where they were infiltrated. So we checked mate each other and I’m sure that you are all impressed about the security out turn of this election. So we want to pat them in their back and also to pat our security committee that insisted that certain things be out in place so that we can get event-free elections. So we want to thank both parties,” he said.
NDC Presidential Primaries
Former President John Dramani Mahama beat his other six contenders in the NDC presidential primaries held on Saturday to emerge winner.
He polled 213,443 representing 95.24% of votes cast across all the 275 constituencies of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries.
Mr. Mahama in a victory message to party faithfuls at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka, in Accra, said he is ready to snatch power from the governing New Patriotic Party, (NPP) in the 2020 polls.