On the 26th of May, 2016 news hit social media that the Ghana Police service has plans of blocking social media websites on Election day; November 7th,2016.
According to John Kudalor -Inspector General of the Police service, civilians and political parties could use these platforms for misinformation thus posing danger to the nation’s security.
He used Uganda as an example, saying the citizens woke up to realize that social media access had been cut on election day. President Yoweri Museveni defended their actions saying “security measure to avert lies…intended to incite violence and illegal declaration of election results.”
Ghanaian being Ghanaians took to social media to make known their displeasure. Let’s take a moment to see a few yet major reactions .
The only way I can think of they blocking these websites is by telling the Internet service providers to do so. But that is for a later update! For now let us see what the people had to say.
Make sure to read the comments
— Kwaku Antwi-Boasiako (@ABKwaku) May 27, 2016
— Panji Anoff (@panjianoff) May 26, 2016
For peace,Police can & must do anything.If social media will give us chaos, then so be it, temporary ban is in order https://t.co/H6UnapJmxj
— Jojo Bruce-Quansah (@BruceJojo) May 27, 2016
For the police to even conceive the thoughts of banning social media on Election Day is laughable!
Ban social media?
In the name of what?😂
— Godfred Nsafoah (@OneKeys) May 27, 2016
So the police wants to ban social media on election day. Massa, some of us run businesses on social media ooo…… https://t.co/uPNNRnieQq
— That Skinny Blogger (@skinnyrahim) May 27, 2016
Police to ban social media on election day? LMAO they have no idea the social networks that exist. They’ll have to shut down all ISPs then.
— Leslie (@AponkyeDiego) May 26, 2016
Pls ban eating of food and drinking of water cos food and water too can cause trouble. https://t.co/OXOt8Yp7GG
— Joe Anim (@joeanimgh) May 26, 2016
As expected Instagram, didn’t seem to care so I just had to add these photo, though miscellaneous. These are just older pictures of the Ghana Police service I found. Do not take them seriously.
A photo posted by williams_payne (@aromodiu) on
#HAHA… . WHEN GHANA POLICE WANT TO ARREST U NO MATTER WHAT U DO DEM GO FIND A WAY TO ARREST U, DEM BE LIKE… . POLICE : “UR LINCENSE ?” . DRIVER : “HERE SIR ” . POLICE : “INSURANCE? ” . DRIVER : “ALL CORRECT SIR” . POLICE : “FIRST AIDE BOX? ” . DRIVER : “EDEY HERE SIR” . POLICE : “FIRE EXTINGUISHER? ” . DRIVER : “HERE SIR” . POLICE : “TRIANGLE 🔺? ” . DRIVER : “EDEY HERE SIR” . POLICE : “RECTANGLE? ” . DRIVER : ” HERE SIR” . POLICE : “TV LINCENSE? ” . DRIVER : ” HERE SIR ” . *(NOW AFTER RUNNIN OUTTA THINGS TO CHARGE U WIT DEY BE LIKE) . POLICE : “IS THAT SHIT ON YOUR TYRE, MY FRIEND LETS GO TO THE STATION.. 😂 😂 . . DON’T MESS WITH GHANA POLICE . #kobysky . . .#police #ghanapolice #instafunny #instafun #funnymemes #africa #ghana #Nigeria
A photo posted by RANDY OSEI BOATENG (@kobysky) on
Did you know the Ghana police; though not confirmed as an official twitter page? As you can see in the Cover Image. I say official because their Bio says so and the information their timeline is accurate.