A 35-year-old police officer with the Akropong District Command, Detective Corporal John Evans Ayerakwa-Kumordzi, has resigned from the Ghana Police Service to contest the parliamentary primaries of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr Ayerakwa-Kumordzi’s resignation from the law enforcement body comes a few days after the Executive Secretary to the Inspector General of Police, Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo voluntarily retired from the service to contest the Wa West parliamentary primaries of the NDC.
Mr Ayerakwa-Kumordzi resigned in February this year so he could fully do partisan politics in the Okere constituency, where he picked nomination forms to run in the NDC’s upcoming primaries.
“I have been in the Police Service for eleven years. I joined the police service in 2008 but I resigned in February this year. Right after the Police Academy, I was posted into my constituency, so, I have worked here for eleven good years. I’ve been with the people for the past eleven years because I was a Detective. So, I’ve been with the people for a very long time and I know their challenges, so, I think this is the right time for me to lead the constituency to help them have a better living condition,” he told Accra-based Starr FM.