Election 2020: Electoral Violence claims 5 Lives – GPS

Five persons have died as a result of being involved in violence associated with the ongoing 2020 general elections, the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has said.

In a Press Release dated December 9, 2020, the Ghana Police Service provided an update on the “Security Outlook for the 2020 General Elections.”

According to the law enforcement agency, the National Election Security Taskforce (NESTF) has policed the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections professionally and lauds the public for their cooperation with pre-election security measures put in place and executed through the electioneering period.

It however noted that from December 7 up to Decemeber 9, it had recorded a total of 61 electoral and post electoral incidents across the nation, out of which 21 were true cases of electoral violence and 6 of which involved gunshots resulting in the death of 5 persons.

“…between 0700 hours of 7th December 2020 and 1000 hours of 9th December, 2020; the Joint Operation Centre of the NESTF has recorded a total of sixty-one (61) electoral and post electoral incidents nationwide.

“Twenty-one of the incidents are true cases of electoral violence, six of which involve gunshots resulting in the death of five.”

The Electoral Commission of Ghana is still in the collation process at the National Collation Centre as it prepares to declare the 2020 Presidential Results.

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