8 December 2012

Ghana: Security Task Force Commends Ghanaians for Peaceful Elections

The National Election Security Task Force [NESTF] has expressed its profound gratitude to the public for their co-operation and good bahaviour in the on-going general election.

According to the Acting Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur, Ghanaians need to continue to support and co-operate with one another to ensure that voting at the few remaining polling stations are successfully completed. He also urged the public to continue to maintain the peace the country is enjoying.

Mr Arthur also entreated the various political parties supporters to be moderate in the way they go about their celebration to avoid excesses, as it could erode the gains and successes we have all chalked together.

He further entreated, the public to exercise patience and wait till the Electoral Commission declares the final results before celebration. He said "this is the time for reconciliation, togetherness and nation building, and we must all jealously guard against the gains made.

Meanwhile, the National Election Security Task Force has cautioned the public against attacks on vital installations and other facilities as they will be dealt with. He said, "the Police and their sister security agencies will not hesitate to do everything legitimate to maintain law and other".

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