Police officers in Ghana belong to political parties – Former IGP’s Executive Secretary
Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo has revealed that not a single police officer in Ghana does not belong to one political party or the other in the wake of accusations leveled against him.
He argues that if they do not belong to political parties how come they are allowed to vote which is part of their civic responsibility.
Reacting to news about his decision to contest as parliamentary candidate on ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa West Constituency on Accra-based Happy Fm monitored by MyNewsGh.com, he stated that he did not allow his political coloration to influence his professional duties.
“Following politics for over a decade now has never affected my service in the police, I make sure I discharge my duties as a policeman professionally without being biased. Every police personnel belongs to a political party but you don’t have to be biased in discharging your duties. If those in the security agencies do not belong to a political party why do we allow them to vote?” He quizzed.
He revealed that the pressure on him to contest as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wa West Constituency started 2010.
The Former Commonwealth Hall President of the University of Ghana disclosed that even thought he was going to become a youth organizer of a particular political party upon completion but he towed a different lane and became a policeman.
“The people of Wa West since 2010 has been impressing upon me to come and contest and because of the work I do as a police officer, I was really not interested but the pressure mounted and mounted and I think the most beautify thing to do is to respond to the call of the people who took care of you when you were going up”. He revealed in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.