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Keep the army away from elections – Adam Bonaa to Gov’t

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According to security expert Adam Bonaa, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) should not participate in elections until called upon.

This follows Ghana’s Presidency’s categorical rejection of charges of politically influenced reforms in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

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According to a statement issued by the Presidency’s Communication Director, Eugene Arhin, the newspaper asserts that a meeting was convened at the Presidency on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, to address the alleged politically motivated reforms in the Ghana Armed Forces.

According to him, the meeting with security agency heads at Jubilee House on January 2nd, 2024, is an annual item on the President’s calendar at the start of the New Year.

Speaking with Francis Abban on Morning Starr, the security expert raised concern over the usage of the military during the just concluded District Level Elections.

“We need to keep our military away from the frontline when it comes to elections in this country. I am happy the security heads met recently in putting together some guidelines on the elections.

“The military should always be on standby and not be following DCE’s and MCE’s and members of Parliament around and terrorizing citizens, that is not the work of the military. That is what gives some of us cause for concerns.

“What happened in 2020 were citizens died, some military were used here and there. In the District Assembly Elections some DCEs and MCEs and MP’s few of them used military men to intimidate citizens. District Assembly Elections that a lot of Ghanaians don’t go out to vote they used them

Mr. Bonaa warned that if the government seeks to utilize the military in the next 2024 elections, there would be clashes.

 

 

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