Mahama insists Military involvement in 2020 elections was wrong

John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has insisted that the involvement of the Military in the 2020 elections was wrong.

He said security at polling stations and collation centres during Ghana’s elections has always been the duty of the Police and not the Military.

Speaking at a meeting with the United States Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Sunday March 27, the NDC’s 2020 presidential candidate said “8 of our citizens were brutally gunned down by men who were in uniform, we know those people, the Invisible and Delta Forces that have been enrolled into the Army and the Police.

“Our forces have been been quite disciplined forces and today, you see some of them and you wonder whether these are really disciplined Ghanaian soldiers or Policemen. You see them wearing earrings and they wear Azugu masks.”

He added “For the first time, at the polling stations we saw heavily armed soldiers.

“We have all been MPs before, security at collation centres and around electoral polling stations was handled mainly by the Police, the Military were not involved. On this occasion, you see Military at polling stations and at collation centres. I think it was wrong.”

Mr Mahama had earlier condemned the widespread use of the military to shoot unarmed civilians at various collation centres across the country.

The 2020 elections witnessed eight deaths and several injuries.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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