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2 retired Police Commissioners cleared to contest in NPP Parliamentary Primaries

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The vetting Committee has certified two (2) former police commissioners to run in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Primaries in the Ashanti Region.

The party’s vetting committee approved COP(retired) George Alex Mensah and COP(Retired) George Tuffuor to run in the January 27, 2024 elections.

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Whereas COP(Retired) George Alex Mensah will run in the Bekwai Constituency as one of four candidates, COP(Retired) George Tuffuor will run in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Constituency against the incumbent Hon Emmanuel Agyei Anhwere and two others.

The retired police chief is ranked second on the ballot and has pledged to unseat the incumbent, whom he describes as ineffectual.

Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah formally retired from the Ghana Police Service in September after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60.

COP Mensah has been in the police force for nearly 30 years, holding roles such as Director General of Operations and Director General Technical Services.

Following the release of a voice tape in which he is purportedly heard criticizing the job of the incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, and the necessity to remove him from office for mismanaging the Police Service, he became a household name in Ghana.

A legislative ad hoc committee has begun a probe into the leaked audio tape. COP Mensah and other policemen have previously testified in front of the committee to give their testimonies.

COP Alex Mensah will run in the Parliamentary Primaries in the Ashanti Region’s Bekwai Constituency, where First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei Owusu is the current MP.

COP Mr George Tuffuor resigned from the Ghana Police Service in January 2021, having served as Director-General/Finance at Police Headquarters.

He has held several positions around the nation, including Regional Commander for the Upper East, Northern, Volta, and Tema.

After retiring, he temporarily worked for National Security before going private and focused on his firm.

 

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