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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

We’re probing violent acts during general elections – Interior Minister

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery says all acts of electoral violence in the 2020 polls are being investigated.

According to him, the police have commenced a probe into the violent incidents in places such as Techiman and Savelugu.

“The EC official was grabbed and the operatives there had to step in [at some polling stations].They fired warning shots.  Our investigations will find out who really did that.”

There were 61 recorded cases of electoral and post-electoral violence across the country.

Twenty-one of the incidents were true cases of electoral violence, six of which involved gunshots, according to the police.

At least six persons also lost their lives due to violence during the 2020 general elections.

Mr. Dery insisted that the security personnel were not at fault for the violent incidents.

“The security operatives, did what they did within the standard operating procedures, and it would be recalled that even in any case there is injury or death unfortunately, there are investigations.”

“I can assure you that the security personnel have been really good and we can all attest to it that this election has been the most violence-free. But we also urge security agencies to live up to their expectations and standards.”

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