The Justice Emile Short Commission of Inquiry that probed the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence has presented its report to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The report outlines the findings and recommendations of the committee.
The Commission set up on February 6, 2019, started its public sittings on February 14, 2019.
“The testimonies that we have will carefully be reviewed and the report that will be presented to the President will reflect in a balanced way to the evidences gathered. So nothing is going to be compromised. I can assure anyone who is a skeptic that this commission is going to deliver a report that reflects the facts and evidence presented before it. We do hope that, in the end we will deliver a report and provide [meaningful] recommendations,” he said.
Why the Commission was formed
Government formed the commission of inquiry to look into the violence recorded as part of continuous support in unravelling the truth behind the disturbances.
Some National Security Operatives allegedly fired gunshots at a polling centre at La Bawaleshie, injuring about six persons believed to be NDC supporters during the election on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
The National Democratic Congress subsequently opted out of the race claiming they took the decision to forestall further attacks on their members.
Minority MP, Sam George was assaulted by multiple National Security personnel during the incident.