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Akufo-Addo gives police marching orders over Savelugu protesters

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The Ghana Police Service has been asked to immediately arrest and bring to book persons perpetrating violence in Savelugu and Nangtong Municipal in the Northern Region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave the order on Monday during the swearing in of the new Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, asking “the police to do all in their power to bring to book all who fall foul of the law.”

It would be recalled that members of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, have been protesting the nomination and confirmation of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive of Savelugu/Nangtong Municipal. The protests have however degenerated to faceoffs with the police.

The President also sounded a warning to members of the party fomenting trouble that they would have no where to hide in his government.

“Those perpetrating acts of lawlessness in the name of being members of the ruling party should know they will find no shield in my government, from the law.

“When you fall foul of the law, you must be dealt with accordingly, and the law enforcement agencies including the judiciary must ensure that this is done.

“My government will not shield anyone found to have broken the laws of this country. Application of the laws of the land must occur, in the words of the judicial oath; without fear or favour, affection or ill will and therefore, without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land”, the President said.


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