The Minority in Parliament has condemned the position of the Ghana Police Service on Election Security.

According to the NDC Members of Parliament (MPs), a public statement from the police administration condemning and distancing itself from a declaration by DCOP Prince Gabriel Waabu that the police will be responsible for election security and not the military is worrying.

In a statement the police service indicated that Mr. Waabu will be taken through disciplinary proceedings for misspeaking.

However, addressing the media in Parliament ranking member for Committee on Defence and Interior, James Agalga supported the assertion of the DCOP arguing it’s in line with the constitution.

The Builsa North lawmaker questioned the motive behind the position of the police warning the military should not be used to intimidate voters on election day.

“We are disturbed because we believe strongly that the statement made by Waabu is nothing but a statement of fact from the borne out of Police Service Act itself and the 1992 Constitution.

“The Police Service Act clearly states that in matters of internal security the Police Service has the primary role and responsibility to maintain law and order. The Constitution fortunately reinforces what the Police Service Act says. It place squarely in the domain of the Police Service to maintain internal peace and security. That includes the management of election security in this country,” Mr. Agalga stated.

Source: Ghana/