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Police personnel received election duty allowances and not bribes – IGP replies Mahama

BY: GNA

The Police Administration on Monday debunked assertions being peddled by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama who said on one of his campaign tours that officers were being bribed to vote for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“I have received information that officers are being bribed with GH¢1,000.00 to vote for the NPP… If you have performed, you would not be paying to be voted for,” Mr. Mahama, who is also a former President said.

The Police Administration on Monday debunked assertions being peddled by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama who said on one of his campaign tours that officers were being bribed to vote for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“I have received information that officers are being bribed with GH¢1,000.00 to vote for the NPP… If you have performed, you would not be paying to be voted for,” Mr. Mahama, who is also a former President said.

Mr Oppong Boanuh said all officers were expected to, without any excuse, be in the traditional police uniforms.

He said the monies given to them were a routine duty allowance and not what the leading opposition politicians were saying in certain quarters, adding that there was a similar disbursement during the COVID-19 lockdown.