The eighth general elections under the 4th Republic will be taking place on December 7th, 2020, across the country. This particular elections will be a historic one because it is featuring two presidential candidates who have both had one term in the highest office of the land in the presidential race. The incumbent president, Nana AKuffo Addo is seeking a second term on the ticket of the NPP whereas the immediate past president, John Mahama is also seeking a re-election on the ticket of the NDC.
Just like any other elections, this historic election is entrusted in the hands of the Electoral Commission, with the national security services providing support in terms of security at various polling centres. This means that, the election cannot go on successfully without the assistance of security personnels.
However, the former president and NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama has expressed serious concerns about the activities of these security services, especially the police. In a live interview on CTV, today, 22nd November, the former president stated that, "there are a lot of indiscipline in our security services in recent times, especially in the police service." He however attributed this act of indiscipline to the alleged recruitment of some vigilante groups into the security services by the government. In short, Mahama believes that the government has "bastardized the security services."
Mr. Mahama already seems to distrust the security personnels who will be deployed to the various polling stations on election day, and he is therefore calling on the citizens to protect their votes by being vigilant and resist any attempt from anyone who will try to snatch the ballot box away.
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