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Asiedu Nketia descends on police for ‘facilitating’ NPP victory in Assin North by election

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National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has descended heavily on the police providing security in the Assin North Constituency in the Central Region, claiming they are scheming to get the ruling party to win Tuesday’s by-elections.

He said no meeting has been held so far with leadership of the various political parties ahead of the by-election, a situation which only foments suspicions among parties.

“These are all deliberate mechanisms in making sure that the elections are rigged,” he told TV3‘s Komla Klutse in an interview in Assin North on Sunday, June 25.

A meeting has, however, been scheduled to be held between the Ghana Police Service and leadership of the various political parties on Monday, June 26.

Mr Asiedu Nketia is not convinced, however, as he says no measure can be taken to avert a security risk less than 24 hours to the D-day.

He, nonetheless, pledged to work with the state security agencies, without any other options, to ensure peaceful polls on Tuesday.

“If the security is going to be provided by the police service that is organizing medical screening to facilitate the victory of one side, that is NPP but we still trust that we don’t have any option than to cooperate with state security.”

The NDC have maintained James Gyakye Quayson for the by-elections despite being the cause of it after the courts declared his election in 2020 null and void and of no legal effect.

The NPP has, however, changed its candidate, going for Charles Opoku, who hails from the same town, Assin Breku, as Mr Quayson.

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