In a formal complaint addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. Dampare, Moses Abor, the former Greater Accra Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and an aspiring Member of Parliament in the Ayawaso Central Constituency, has raised concerns about potential election interference by the Greater Accra Regional Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Henry Quartey.
Abor alleges that Hon. Henry Quartey, who is also a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary primaries in the Ayawaso Central Constituency, plans to use illegal security personnel to disrupt the election process scheduled for January 27, 2024, in his favour.
In his formal complaint, Moses Abor states, “Amongst other things, the Greater Accra Regional Minister intends to employ private security personnel and personnel from the Ghana Police Service who owe allegiance to him to intimidate and harass delegates whom he perceives as my supporters on the said day. I also have information that during counting, he intends to unleash hooligans to snatch ballot papers and possibly burn them to halt the process if it goes otherwise.”
The complaint further alleges that Abor's team has intercepted a plan by the Regional Minister to stuff the ballot boxes with pre-marked ballot papers during the voting process.
“As law-abiding citizens, we do not intend to take the law into our own hands. We, therefore, petition the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take a special interest in the elections of Ayawaso Central and deploy professional police personnel to the venue on the voting day to avoid clashes and ensure the election is free and fair,” Abor urged in his complaint.
The former NPP Greater Accra Youth Organiser and his team await prompt action from the Inspector General of Police to address their concerns and ensure the integrity of the upcoming elections in Ayawaso Central.