The former President of the Republic of Ghana and the flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has issued a statement reacting to the deployment of armed security officers into parts of some of the regions in the country.
Within the past few weeks, there have been many media reports of how armed military officers have been deployed into the Volta Region especially the Ketu South municipality and how some residents there say they feel intimidated by their presence.
In his solidarity statement, the former President alleged that the troops deployed to the Volta, Oti, Upper East and Upper West Regions is part of the strategies the ruling NPP government is using to intimidate citizens to abstain from registering to vote in the 2020 general elections and that must end now.
The statement said “these deployments have begun to create panic and anxiety among residents of the various regions who have been left in no doubt that it has been done as part of a larger strategy to intimidate them into abstaining from the registration exercise starting next Tuesday”
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA