Political Violence Kukuom council says Military need to protect community after violence

At a press conference Friday, Spokesperson for the Kukuom Traditional Council, Nana Twenewaa Ampem said they have lost "trust" in the police to maintain law and order.

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The Kukuom Traditional Council has asked the government to deploy military men to its community after violence erupted between the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.

The two parties clashed after accusing each other of seeking to manipulate the voter transfer exercise.

The council warned that it will arm the youth in the community to protect lives and properties if the government fails to deploy the troops since they have lost confidence in the police.

The community has become notorious for electoral violence over the years due to the margin of votes between the two parties.

At a press conference Friday, Spokesperson for the Kukuom Traditional Council, Nana Twenewaa Ampem said they have lost "trust" in the police to maintain law and order.

He said: “The reason why we are calling on government to intervene in our peace is because we do not have trust the Police so we are calling on government to intervene to send military men to take the property and the people in the Asunafo South district.

“They destroyed a lot of properties, equipment, properties, computers. Who are they and where are they from? They have not arrested anybody and that is why we are calling  for military intervention. We cannot say the people should go out but they will advise themselves if nothing happens. Everbody will arm himself or herself. They can’t sit down for people from somewhere to come and attack the citizens of Kukuom."

Following the violence, the Electoral Commission suspended the voter transfer exercise for security to be restored.

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