The police administration has sent a stern warning to the public, particularly politicians behind the defacing of campaign posters of their opponents.
Campaigning in the Ashanti Region is getting fierce between the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as both have employed heinous plans to thwart each other’s electoral fortunes in the region ahead of the December 7 polls.
Destruction of posters has taken centre stage in the region by unknown faces believed to be supporters of NDC and NPP.
As a matter of concern, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has deployed uninformed personnel to hunt suspects of this illegality.
The Regional Commander, COP Kofi Boakye has tasked the various unit commanders in the region to arrest and prosecute perpetrators irrespective of political background.
Rawgist.com spotted some defaced posters of the NDC’s presidential candidate;John Dramani Mahama and that of opposition NPP’s Nana Akufo -Addo in some vantage places in the Kumasi metropolis.
Among the constituencies and places such defaced posters of two presidential hopefuls were seen are Asawase, Aboabo, Anloga, Bantama, Abrepo Junction and Komfo Anokye Roundabout.
COP Kofi Boakye, who doubles as Chairman of the Regional Election Taskforce expressed worry over the matter since it could escalate to civil war.
COP Kofi Boakye bemoaned “it is illegal to tear or deface your opponent’s poster and offenders could be surcharged for destruction of property”
The security capo added that “such destruction could also put the whole nation into chaos and the police will not sit down for such to happen”.
Speaking rawgist.com, COP Kofi Boakye advised the youth to stay away from anything that could get them into the hands of the police .
He reiterated calls to maintain peace and order in the region despite the numerous “baseless allegations” against him by the two major political parties.