Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nana Asomah Hinneh, the Volta Regional Police Commander, has assured the public that the police would remain “positively neutral” in the November polls.“We will not misbehave,” he said, and asked the spouses of the police to support encourage their husbands and wives to keep that pledge for peaceful general election.
ACP Hinneh was addressing police wives in the Volta Region after a two-hour peace walk through the principal streets of Ho under the auspices of Police Wives Association (POLWA).It was on the theme: “Police Wives March for Peaceful Elections 2016.”He said peace started from the home and charged the women to act peacefully in their homes and not only preach peace on the streets.
“Peace begins with you women so let your husbands and children feel your peace ambassadorial work first then we can have peace everywhere at the polls,” ACP Hinneh said.Reverend Mrs Charity Kudalor, the National President of POLWA, underscored the need for all to shun provocative statements ahead of the polls.
She cautioned the police wives against political arguments and quarrels at the barracks and also warned them against the use of political party paraphernalia and holding of political gatherings and meetings at the barracks.
Rev. Kudalor said the avoidance of such activities would keep the barracks peaceful and help their husbands to focus on their constitutional mandate and work professionally.She urged them to go by the Association’s slogan of “think peace, eat and drink peace” to promote peace among the citizenry.
Mrs Vicentia Avorgbedor, the Volta Regional President of POLWA, said: “Though genuine peace is given by God, human beings have roles to play to maintain peace.” The women carried placards some of which read; “My MP is Hon. Peace,” “If you love Ghana, love peace and,” “Think peace, drink peace and eat Peace.”