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01.12.2020 Elections

Election 2020: Withdraw extra security from Volta Region – Group to Akufo-Addo

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
LISTEN DEC 1, 2020
President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The United Volta for Peace and Development (UVPD) group is calling on President Akufo-Addo to see to it that the extra security deployed to the Volta Region is withdrawn.

According to the group, they have observed an overwhelming number of security personnel in the region ahead of the December 7 general elections.

Comparing the numbers to that of other regions, UVDP says the fundamental rights to free movement of persons living in the Volta Region are being stamped upon with the decision to have heavy military presence just as was witnessed during the new voter registration exercise.

In a press release copied to Modernghana News, the United Volta for Peace and Development says they want the President to withdraw the additional security forces.

“We, as a group of concerned citizens who like every well-meaning person, cherish peace and expect the citizenry of the Region to be treated equally in the same manner as other citizens of the country, add our voice to calls by our traditional leaders and other concerned voices to the President to withdraw the additional security forces to enable our citizens to exercise their constitutional rights freely during the elections,” part of a press release from the group reads.

The release signed by Director of the group, Brian Anku Sapati adds, “We, as a group of concerned citizens who like every well-meaning person, cherish peace and expect the citizenry of the Region to be treated equally in the same manner as other citizens of the country, add our voice to calls by our traditional leaders and other concerned voices to the President to withdraw the additional security forces to enable our citizens exercise their constitutional rights freely during the elections.”

Below is the full press release:

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Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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