Presidential hopefuls to be given 60 guards-IGP

Sixty police guards have been allocated to presidential candidates and their running mates in the forthcoming elections, according to police Chief John Kudalor

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Leadership of the Police Service with Senior Media Practitioners in a group photograph after the IGP/Media engagement in Accra

Leadership of the Police Service with Senior Media Practitioners in a group photograph after the IGP/Media engagement in Accra

The Inspector General of Police said in Ho, the Volta regional capital that guards have been conditioned and equipped to offer profession protection for all the flagbearers and running mates.

“Providing protection for this kind of personalities entails a great deal of trust, so we met the candidates and asked them to choose any of our men that they want to guard them, some of them presented a list of their preferred officers, but others left that decision to us,” Mr Kudalor, who spoke at a courtesy call on regional minister, Helen Ntoso as part of his 3-day working visit to the region, said.

He said female guards will also be made available to female presidential nominees if they so desired.

The need for protection for the candidates became topical after the murder of Abuakwa North MP J.B Danuah-Adu in February this year at his Shiashie home in Accra. A 19-year-old suspect is standing trial for the crime.

As far as protection for the general elections are concerned, Mr Kudalor said about 3,000 new officers are being recruited to beef up the 26,000 personnel to ensure an incident-free election.

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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