The Ahafo Regional Police Command says it has identified eighty(80) political hotspot communities in the region.
The police have given an assurance it will train its personnel to maintain law and order for a peaceful election.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Isaac Kwami Loh,who doubles as the Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) disclosed the Ahafo Police is prepared to deal with agitators in these political hotspot communities to ease violent-free elections.
”I look up to the support from residents to identify and clamp down on people with deviant behaviour that had the potential to disturb peace and mar the beauty of the December 7, polls.” He said.
ASP Loh spoke at a dialogue session on political vigilantism organised by the National Peace Council NPC) with support from Ashesi University and Commonwealth, held at Goaso, the regional capital.
The dialogue was attended by 35 youth groups from some of the identified political hotspot communities which includes Sankore, Kukuom, Nkasiem, Acherensua, Hwidiem, Kwapong and Dadiesoba in the region.
”The police would not tolerate any violent behaviour at the various polling stations in the communities and cautioned particularly, both supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) to comport themselves in order not to be found wanting.” ASP Loh insisted.