The Deputy Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno has called on Ghanaians not to panic in the upcoming general election, in view of the brutalities and mayhem that has characterise in the biometric registration exercise.
According to him, the police are on top of issues and prepared to provide adequately securities to the voters.
Addressing the media, after a two-hour peace walk by members of the police service in Accra yesterday, he said the challenges faced by the police service in the ongoing biometric registration exercise are to equip and prepared them in upcoming 2012 general election.
DCOP Yohuno said though the police are preparing in both physical and mentally, they needed the support and cooperation of voters to accomplish their desire as security personals.
“Providing security in the country especially during election is a herculean task and no security organisation can claim to be a magician to do this without the cooperation of those it is out to protect” he said.
He noted that some selected policemen from Highway Patrol Unit, Taskforce Guard Duty Monitors and other personals’ are to begin a workshop on how to handle electoral conflicts.
The move he said is to provide adequate security for candidate and voters at the various polling stations and electoral equipment.
The biometric registration exercise, he said have noted the police in areas which needed more security saying that “though previous elections prompted us with neighbourhood which needed more security the exercise have also drawn our attention in other areas.
The Director of Police Operation, COP John Kudalor added that the peace walk which begun at the police headquarters through Kwame Nkrumah Circle and ended at the police deport was to strengthen members of the service and create the awareness of violence free election
He added that the police are ready to battle any rebellious individual or organisation who wishes to disrupt the elections and called on the public to participate in both the biometric exercise and voting without fear.
COP Kudalor cautioned the youth not to be influence by some politicians whose want to disrupt the biometric exercise adding that the police is not going to spare any individuals or organisation who aim is to tarnish the image of the Ghana Police service through the ongoing exercise and the upcoming general election” he lamented.