The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described a number of security measures it has put in place to ensure the safety of its members who are anticipated to swarm the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, December 17, 2022, as part of its preparations for its national delegates congress.
Ludwig Hlodze, a member of the party’s planning committee, stated earlier that more than 1000 members of the Ghana Police Service had been deployed to the grounds to keep the over 8000 delegates safe.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Oyerepa TV, he said that the congress’s security measures prevent people without valid tags from entering the stadium’s grounds.
“Over 1000 police officers will be on the congress grounds to maintain law and order because we are expecting over 8,000 delegates from across the country.
“If you don’t have an observer tag, delegates tag or a press tag, you can’t enter the stadium. All supporters who are not accredited would be outside the stadium singing their songs,” he said.
Ludwig Hlodze further clarified that all security measures in place are intended to prevent a repeat of the violent incidents saw during the recently concluded elections for the NDC’s youth and women organizers.
Therefore, he warned everyone not authorized to keep away from the polling place lest they end up in legal trouble.
He said, “I urge you sit at home and watch the elections from there if you don’t have the accreditation card with the security measures.”
He further claimed that despite the acrimonious campaigns of the two front-runners for the National Chairman post, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the national conference, set for Saturday, December 17, 2022, will be peaceful.