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Election 2024: Uphold strict political neutrality – Defence minister to military

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Ghana’s Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, has urged the military to uphold strict political neutrality before, during and after the 2024 December polls. primary responsibility is to protect the nation’s integrity

Delivering a message at the Republic Day lecture hosted by the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College on Monday, July 1, Nitiwul highlighted the primary responsibility of the military is to protect the nation’s integrity.

He also emphasised the crucial role of the military in safeguarding democracy and warned against any partisan involvement.

“The military is the last bastion of our country’s hope,” declared the Minister.

He painted a stark picture of the consequences if the armed forces lost public trust by aligning with a political party. Such a breach, he warned, could undermine the very foundation of democracy.

The lecture, which featured prominent speakers like Former National Security Minister Mr Francis Poku and Prof. Kwasi Aning, explored the essential role of military impartiality in ensuring national security and stability.

Other distinguished guests, including Madam Josephine Nkrumah, echoed the Minister’s sentiment. They emphasised the importance of the military operating independently of political influence to effectively carry out its duties.

This event marks the launch of a series of public lectures planned by the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. These lectures aim to spark discussions on critical national security issues in the coming months.

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