Political parties in the northern region have been warned not to foment mayhem in the region because any politically motivated violence will be criminalized.
Perpetrators of such violence activities would be prosecuted in court.
Chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), Mr. Salifu Sa-eed warned individuals and youth groups of the political parties, especially the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to allow leading members of the parties to insight them to cause chaos in the region.
The Minister noted that the Chiefs and people in the northern region are tired of conflicts and therefore, they are not ready to raise arms against one another.
Speaking to Journalists in Tamale during the national disinfection of military facilities in the region, Mr. Sa-eed indicated that as the political season gets closer; it is time for the state mandated security apparatus to do their work by ensuring law and order before, during and after the 2020 general election.
“Much as we belong to various political parties and much as we also exercise our basic fundamental human rights to choose our leaders to govern Ghana, we should be cautious, we shouldn’t allow politicians or political parties to use us to foment trouble especially in the northern region”
He continued that, “We are tired with conflicts; we are tired with abuse of politicians trying to use us as warmongers to fight among ourselves.”
Mr. Salifu Sa-eed indicated strongly that the Regional Security Council will not countenance any violence in the region.
He stated unequivocally that, “The Northern Regional Security Council is more than ready and prepared to deal with whoever will leave his region, community and come to the region under the pretence that, they are politicians and mobilize people for violence.”
The minister’s comments come at the back of a recent visit by some executives of the NDC in the region to rally support against the compilation of the new register.
As a result, it is alleged that one of the leading members of the party in a local radio interview charged the youth to fight against the decision of the Electoral Commission with their blood.