The Electoral Commission in Wenchi in the Bono Region has identified a total of 46 hotspots across the constituency that needed to be watched closely in the December 7, polls.
The revelation came to light at an Inter-Party Dialogue Committee meeting held at Wenchi and organized by the National Commission for Civic Education.
The Wenchi Municipal Coordinator for the Elections Peace Mediation Committee, Mr. Francis Cudjoe in a Citi News interview said his outfit has taken steps to ensure a smooth electoral process in the constituency.
“There are three electoral areas that are hotspots in these areas. But we are doing what we can to ensure that the elections go on peacefully. We have already started engaging the political parties, and we hope for the best.”
V/R: Police to beef up security in hotspots identified for election violence
In a related development, the Volta Regional Police Command has assured of its commitment to ensuring peaceful elections in the region.
This follows a report by the Ghana Police Service which disclosed that a total of 631 polling stations have been identified as hotspots for election violence in 18 constituencies of the Volta Region towards the general elections.
Speaking to Citi News, the Volta Regional Public Affairs Officer, Corporal Prince Dogbatse said that the police command will deploy patrol teams to areas identified as hotspots in the region.
The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons identified over 4,000 hotspots for election violence in Ghana following the proliferation of arms in these areas.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Jones Applerh, at the launch of the Commission’s ‘Ballot without bullets’ campaign aimed at achieving zero gun violence in the general election said the commission is committed to ensuring peaceful polls by curbing the influx of illegal arms.