The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter, has noted with disdain the issuance of arrest warrants for prospective presidential candidates of the 2016 election to appear before the Ghana Police Criminal Investigations Department by close of day on Friday, October 21, 2016, or risk being arrested.
Signed by the Secretary of the PPP UK and Ireland Chapter, Mr Victor Nunoo, the statement, therefore, called on the Inspector General of Police to advise his men and women in uniform to respect those who were putting themselves up to vie for the position of a Head of State but for some hiccups which were clearly being misconstrued as serious crimes.
The chapter reminded the Ghana police that there were recent cases of serious crimes by the “Montie three” which ended up on the desk of the Head of State for a presidential pardon which was granted as a matter of course because the three happened to be members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“If we compare the errors or mistakes on the forms submitted to the Electoral Commission (EC) by Dr Nduom and other presidential aspirants to the threats by the ‘Montie three’ which one should be classified as worse than the other?” the chapter asked.
According to the chapter, the PPP believes that none of the presidential aspirants is a crook or else the Electoral Commission would not have given them the forms to be completed in the first place.
“It goes without saying, therefore, that one would expect the highest standards in policing ethics from our uniformed men and women as pertains in enlightened or more civilised societies.
The display of unprofessionalism by the Ghana Police Service in addressing the issue of a complaint by the Electoral Commissioner puts our democracy under scrutiny by the international community as the treatment meted out to some of our Presidential aspirants is well over the top,” the statement concluded.
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