Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said the deployment of military personnel to the Volta region ahead of the voters’ registration is creating suspicion and animosity.
In a statement, the former president said the situation must be handled with intelligence flexibilty and deligence.
“The deployment along the borders at peacetime especially at this particular point in time has created so much suspicion and will call for a lot of intelligent flexibility and diligence.
The statement further read, “ahead of the voter registration exercise and the December elections, it is important that we demonstrate a sense of fairness and justice to all individuals and groups of people whilst maintaining the integrity and the sanctity of the process.”
The deployment of soldiers to the Volta Region has received wide public backlash with the Minority alleging voter suppression while government backs the deployment as border security.