A Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Peter Boamah Otokunor has charged the Ghana Police service to insist on the use of name tags for personnel they will deploy to the various polling centers on election day.
The Ghana Police Service in recent statement dated November 18, 2020 charged the public to only recognise their personnel in the traditional black, blue-black, and camouflage uniforms respectively and warned personnel to abide by the directives.
In this statement sanctioned by the Inspector General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, the Police asked the public not to entertain anyone seen in brown khaki uniform even for the purposes of route march.
Incidences of armed men in khaki uniforms promoting and leading mayhem has been raised by many as one of the red flags leading to the 2020 elections slated for December 7.
But speaking on Power FM’s morning flagship programme Dwaboase, Peter Otokunor mentioned that though political parties were not included in various briefings in the lead up to the set up of the election taskforce, it is instructive that the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies in the country insulate themselves from what he called ” wicked plot by the incumbent to use its party thugs in security uniform to cause mayhem on election day.”
He told host Kwame Minkah that “the best way out will be to provide name tags for those that will be deployedon the day of elections.”
His call comes after a video of two armed men in black and brown khaki uniforms on a police vehicle announcing a peace route march and threatening to deal with anyone that intends to start a fight on election day has raised numerous questions as to whether the Ghana police service is in charge as its statements suggests.