NDC National Delegates Congress: Heavy Security As Over 1000 Police Officers To Be Deployed To Maintain Law And Order

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described a number of security measures it has put in place to ensure the safety of its members who are anticipated to swarm the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, December 17, 2022, as part of its preparations for its national delegates congress.

Ludwig Hlodze, a member of the party’s planning committee, stated earlier that more than 1000 members of the Ghana Police Service have been assigned to the grounds to keep the over 8000 delegates safe. Speaking on Kumasi-based Oyerepa TV, he claimed that the congress’s security measures prevent people without valid tags from entering the stadium’s grounds. “Over 1000 police officers will be on the congress grounds to maintain law and order because we are expecting over 8,000 delegates from across the country. “If you don’t have an observer tag, delegates tag or a press tag, you can’t enter the stadium. All supporters who are not accredited would be outside the stadium singing their songs,” he said.

Ludwig Hlodze further clarified that all security measures in place are intended to prevent a repeat of the violent incidents seen during the recently concluded elections for the NDC’s youth and women organizers. Therefore, he warned anyone not authorized to keep away from the polling place lest they end up in legal trouble. “If you don’t have the accreditation card with the security features, I advise you to sit at home and watch the elections from there,” he added. He further claimed that despite the acrimonious campaigns of the two front-runners for the National Chairman position, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the national conference, set for Saturday, December 17, 2022, will be peaceful.

“I assure you that there will not be any violence on the day of the elections because of the security measures put in place. What is happening between Asiedu Nketiah and Ampofo is normal because even Kufour and Nana, experienced a similar thing in the past, they sailed through. So, with Asiedu Nketiah and Ofosu-Ampofo, they will unite and forge ahead for victory in 2024,” he added.