The former Executive Secretary of the Inspector General Police, who resigned to go into politics, Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo rode a bicycle to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) office in Wa West constituency to submit his forms ahead of the parliamentary primary.
The ex-police officer was followed by some supporters who cheered him on as he presented the documents and bankers draft to the executives at the office on Friday.
He is eyeing the sole ticked to represent the NDC on the ballot paper for the sole seat that will give him the privilege to serve the people of the Upper West Region as the member of parliament for the Wa West constituency.
Other big wigs in the NDC contesting for the same slot are veteran politician and former Minister of Health, Hon Joseph Yiele Chireh. The cop’s decision to go into politics came with high levels of criticism from the public and some politicians on the other side.
One of such person’s is the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary select committee on defense and interior Collins Owusu Amankwah.
“If a police constable or lance corporal quits active service for politics the effect is very minimal compared somebody who has gone through the ranks to the extent he is an Executive Secretary to the IGP calls for concern. It means any decision taken by the IGP in relation to the security of the state and the police service he was part of it. This makes it quite scary”, he revealed in an interview monitored after the officer’s exit for the Ghana police service was made public.