The Christian Council of Ghana is urging the police to be resolute in dealing with election-related violence that has the tendency to mar the peace of Ghana.
According to the Council, the security agencies have a key role in keeping peace before, during and after the December 7 general elections.
General Secretary of the Council, Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong made the call on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme.
His comment follows an attack at the Nima residence of the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo by persons deemed to be supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The attack has been condemned by both local and international community including the American and British Embassies and the European Union.
The embassies have vowed to deny or revoke the visas of any politician should Ghana be plunged into chaos in the round up to the December polls.
But Rev. Opuni-Frimpong on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday said, the police must to be seen to be neutral in their dealings with political parties ahead of the December polls.
“Don’t have favoured sons and daughters. Close the door on violence and crack the whip on anything who engages in violence irrespective of his or her political party” he stressed.
The Christian Council Secretary could not fathom why election years are always been characterized by violence though there the police service is mandated to maintain law and order.
Rev. Opuni Frimpong indicated that though religious groups are praying fervently to avert any violence in the country, the police, media and Electoral Commission (EC) has a role to play since “peace is a collective responsibility”.