The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have vowed to use all antidotes available to them to deal with any person or group of persons who dare make any funny attempt to endanger the peaceful atmosphere of the country, before, during and after the upcoming general elections.
According to the Armed Forces, they are adequately prepared and on standby to collaborate with the other security services to crack down on trouble makers that seek to undermine and destabilize the country democratic process as the general elections draw closer.
“This is our country; we have nowhere else to go. Let me assure you that the Ghana Armed Forces and other security agencies and services are ready to hold the country together at all cost-that is what we are paid for,” they warned.
The Chief of Defense Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Samson Oje, made the statement at a press conference after he had met with leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in Accra yesterday.
The meeting was to seek support from the media in disseminating information and to also admonish them to be circumspect in their reportage before, during and after the national elections.
Addressing the media after a closed door meeting with GJA executives, the Chief of Defense Staff said the Ghana Armed Forces will do whatever it takes to keep the peace in Ghana before, during and after the November elections.
He said, his outfit was not happy with the rising political tension in the country and charged the media to be professional in their reportage.
“The campaign is about starting. we are not too comfortable,” he said, but assured “the Armed Forces is ready and prepared to do what it takes to keep this country together.”
“I can assure you it will not descend into any chaos. If it does, we shall apply the right antidote,” he added.
The Armed Forces, he stated, would be on the sidelines monitoring events and would react appropriately at the right time.
Air Vice-Marshal Samson Oje assured that the Armed Forces will continued to play a neutral and no-partisan role, ahead of the upcoming elections, but warned,” anyone who seeks to use the upcoming elections to undermine the peace, stability and integrity of the country, will have the security agencies to contend with.”
Source: The Enquirer
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