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NPP Primaries: We’ll crush macho men, vigilante groups – Minister warns

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Chairman of the Ashanti Regional Security Committee Simon Osei-Mensah is warning Macho men and vigilante groups to stay away from the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s ) parliamentary primaries else the security services will thoroughly deal with them.

He is also warning machomen to also stay away from the elections, whilst those who are going to foment trouble will also be dealt with by the securities services.

“We have security services that will police the elections; they include the police service who are the lead security service and they will be supported by the army, fire services, prisons, immigration and customs, who will also provide personnel to support.

“We don’t need any vigilante group from anywhere. So, if you are a macho man or who you are, we don’t need anyone. Secondly, we don’t need any motorbike around the polling station or in the immediate surroundings. We don’t want anything that will bring confusion”, Mr. Osei Mensah mentioned on an Accra based radio station monitored by MyNewsGh.com

He added that “Let me warn that we don’t want anyone to carry a gun or pistol on him/her because if the security services apprehend you, they will arrest you and deal with you as the law stipulates. So, I advise that no one should carry any weapon.”

He admonished the delegates to follow the COVID-19 protocol outlined by the government to avoid infections.

“The times we are in is not a good period. The measures the President and his team have implemented to fight the COVID-19, we should adhere to. When you get there and they ask you to wash your hands, don’t behave as if you are a ‘guy guy’ or the only sensible person. There is no guy guy issue, don’t say do you know me…who are you, wash your hands. The disease doesn’t know who is he or who you are, it can infect anybody, it can infect the President, it can infect watchmen, it can infect a cleaner. When you get to the polling station, allow the officers to exhibit all the necessary practices.” He stated

He concluded saying, “The primaries are prelims. The main fight is the 7th December, so we should make sure we are united, during and after the elections, so we go into the elections with a united front and win the elections like we did in 2016.”

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