James Oppong-Boanuh Esq., Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the National Election Security Task Force, says that on Monday, December 7, no National Security operative is authorized at the different polling stations.
He charged the Ghanaian voters to report to the police personnel deployed to the specific polling station any individual who comes to the polling station presenting himself or herself as a National Security officer.
According to him, on the day of the election, National Security is charged with clamping down on people who may resort to terrorism or commit serious crimes but are not permitted to come to the polling stations unless they are there to vote and return to their polling stations.
“Security at the polling stations is not the responsibility of the National Security. It is the duty of the Police and the other uniformed security agencies. The National Intelligence Bureau, formerly called BNI, will be in the background to check terrorism and other serious crimes. They will not be directly involved in the elections. So, should someone come to the polling station and claims to be a National Security officer, ask what’s his or her mission there? If the person doesn’t vote at the polling station, he has no right to be there,” he told Kwami Sefa Kayi during an interview on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” program.