Violent acts may increase at December 7 2020 polls – Exec. Dir, Ghana Institute of Governance and Security.

The Executive Director of the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security, Mr David Agbleh has predicted that the recent happenings during this voters registration is a precursor for pockets of violent acts during 2020 polls.

Some sections of the public including the National Peace Council and other Civil Society Organizations have condemned the act of the Awutu Senya East legislator, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson and have even called for her resignation.

Speaking on Radio Ghana’s current affairs program, “Behind the News” and monitored by obcommunication.com, Mr Agbleh revealed that it is unfortunate that majority support her, but most importantly, this act could catapult or serve as foreshadow of events to happen in the future.

Additionally, he added that during the 2020 polls people are also going to display their machete and guns at the various polling stations and perpetuate other violent acts.

“People don’t understand what security and leadership is all about so they will just jump and support what the woman has done. They don’t know the gravity of what the woman has actually done. 2020 at polling stations, you mark it on the wall, people are going to display their machetes, people are going to display their own guns at the various polling stations and ministers of state and MPs will see the kind of atrocities, the kind of mayhem that they want to perpetuate” he stated.

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Adding to this issue, the minority has asked that their colleague be held at Parliament to explain her actions. However, her colleagues on the other divide have refuted such proposals stating, it is not the job of parliament to do so.

On the other hand, Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Mr Ras Mubarak holds a different view. He is of the conviction that it can be done since parties who are committed to democracy would sanction any member who would disregard the law.

The Central Regional Police Command also said it has started processes to invite Mavis Hawa Koomson for questioning.

ASEPA wades into Hawa Koomson gunshot saga as fears spread it may lead to violent acts during the upcoming polls.

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has however filed a criminal complaint against the Awutu Senya East MP.

ASEPA made the complaint in a petition to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service demanding the arrest of the MP.

“We also demand a compensation or restitution package for all the owners of the motorbikes that were burnt down by the hoodlums and any other property that was destroyed in the process,” the group also said.

The Central Region division of the Ghana Police Service also made attempts to get Madam Koomson by meeting her to take her sentence. She still insists she did the shooting out of self-defence instincts.

SOURCE: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI

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