Interior Minister assures peaceful 2024 elections

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, has assured the people of Ghana that the 2024 general election will be peaceful.

He said no one will be allowed to subvert the will of the people, adding that if the people decide to keep the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in power, so be it, if they decide to take them out then that is it.

Mr Dery said these while dismissing reports that stalwarts of the governing NPP are scheming to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare from office. “There is no plot to remove anybody,” he told journalists in Accra on Tuesday, July 11.

He added “I can assure you that I serve a president who is committed and has respect for human rights. Under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo we will make sure that 2024 is peaceful.

“One thing to be sure, 2024 will not be a violent election by anybody and no one will want to thwart the will of the people. If you vote us in, you vote us in, if you vote us out, you vote us out.”

Portions of an audio that allegedly captures the plot to remove Dr Dampare said that “Alhaji, my only problem… this current IGP if we do a mistake and take him to the elections, it will not help us.

“It will not help us at all and I will not mind if the position is not given to me but that man is changed; because he will not help us, he will not help us at all… he won’t help the party at all.

“I know there are others who are also good for this position, if I don’t get and this man is changed and those people that we think they are our men get I (it is ok)t… Because we need to break this 8.

“That is important, we need to break the 8… Because I wouldn’t want doctor to become the flagbearer and then we lose the elections… ” one of the senior officers told the senior NPP members who is believed to be a former regional chairman of the party and now a traditional ruler.

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