Ada East DCE election: IGP orders probe into disturbances
| Updated Nov 07, 2017 at 5:22pm
IGP, David Asante-Appeatu
The Inspector-General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu, has directed the Tema Regional Police Commander to take immediate action on any person identified to have caused disturbances during the Ada East DCE Election, on Friday November 3, which led to a breach of the peace.
The Regional Commander is also expected to expedite action on an assault case lodged by some seventeen Assembly members of Ada East at the Ada Foah Police Station. The Commander is to submit daily report on progress of Police actions taken.
The police in a statement signed by Director-General/Public Affairs, ACP David S. Eklu on Tuesday November 7, said this directive was given after the IGP and some Police Management Board Members reviewed a report from the Tema Regional Police Commander on the incident; statements made by Dr Kotei Dzani, a member of the Council of State, and Mr Simon Arthur, the Presiding Member of Ada East Assembly and an Accra based television station’s coverage of the incident.
The statement said before the directive was issued, the IGP interviewed the Ada District Commander at the Police Headquarters on the incident.
The DCE nominee for the Ada East District Assembly has been confirmed amid violence and claims of manipulation by the police and vigilante group believed to be associated with a political party.
Sarah Dugbakie Pobee reportedly polled 28 out of the 36 total valid votes cast Friday. Seven Assembly Members voted No to reject the nominee and one vote was rejected.