Retired senior security officers call for peace ahead of polls

A group of retired senior security officers have called on security personnel and other para-military agencies to act professionally and be neutral in executing their jobs during the elections. The group on Thursday called a news conference to add their voice to calls for peace during the elections.

Although Ghana has been touted as a relatively peaceful country, clarion calls for peace have become an election period ritual sounding loudest due to recent violent clashes in some areas threatening the peace of the country.

At a press conference, a group of concerned retired senior security officers shared their experience about wars in other countries reiterating the need for peace in the December polls.

They also called on the security services to exhibit high level of professionalism in executing their duties during the elections.

Leader of the group H.E. Major-General (Rtd) Francis Adu- Amanfoh asked them to remain neutral because ‘the sanctity, security and the future stability of our dear nation are in your hands’

Whilst admonishing the security personnel to perform their duties with dedication and commitment they called on the electoral commission to conduct a free, fair and transparent election.

The group advised politicians not to restrict their call for peace to handshakes but go beyond that by keeping their supporters in check and discourage them from engaging in activities that would threaten the elections.