The Ghana Police Service across the country has placed a ban on the use of motorbikes around polling centres as well as masked security operative in today’s NDC primaries.
The directive for the ban was announced after a meeting the police held with NDC’s executives.
The police have also said, “persons who have nothing to do at the centres and are only there to observe proceedings should stay at least 50 metres away from the centres.”
The police will have a task force monitoring the various polling centres on the day of the polls.
A statement from the Ashanti Regional Command said this was part of a resolve “to provide adequate security to ensure incident-free elections devoid of violence and acts of lawlessness. No motorbike whether registered or unregistered would not be allowed at the voting centres.”
The statement warned that “whoever is seen riding motorbikes close to the polling centres will be arrested and the motorbike impounded.”
The police have also said the “busing of party taskforce members to polling centres shall not be entertained.”
The delegates suppose to cast their various vote today according to party executives consist of branch executives, Constituency executives, Regional Executives, Founding Members, Regional Council of Elders, Members of Parliament and Former Government Appointees who are card bearing members of the party.
The NDC is heading to the polls today, February 23 to elect a flagbearer ahead of the 2020 elections.
Mahama is battling six others including Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin and Joshua Alabi for the opportunity to lead the NDC into the 2020 general elections where he will likely face his old nemesis incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo.