In response to an alleged inflammatory statement made by the deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Mustafa Gbandi on Okay FM, an Accra-based radio station, the Ghana Police Service said they have initiated investigations into the matter.
While participating in a discussion on Okay FM, Gbande reportedly advised voters to “carry cutlasses” with them when casting their ballots in December 2024.
He claimed this action would prevent the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) from engaging in any “misbehaviour” at polling stations.
“I have told the leadership of the NDC that we have to prepare in advance for the NPP ahead of the elections. when we are going to the polling station, let’s carry with us cutlasses. if we do, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not be able to misbehave toward us.”
But responding to the incident in a press release issued earlier today, the Ghana Police they have commenced investigations into the matter in line with the laws and democratic values of the country.
The police have pledged to work diligently and patriotically alongside other sister security agencies to address the situation and maintain the exemplary peace that Ghana is renowned for.
The statement emphasized that under the watchful eye of the Ghana Police, no individual or group will be allowed to undermine the hard-earned peace and security that the country enjoys.