- The government has issued a White Paper and published the report of the Emile Short Commission which investigated the violence which characterised the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election
- The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was marred by a shooting incident which led to some persons sustaining various injuries, including gun wounds
- The Commission also recommended the payment of financial compensation to persons who were injured on the day
The National Security officer who slapped Sam George during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence is set to go scot free after government rejected some recommendations of the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry.
The Commission sat for three weeks to investigate the chaos that marred the by-election, inviting several witnesses to testify.
Citi News reports that the government has rejected certain recommendations made by the Commission, according to parts of the White Paper.
“The report failed to address the first and most critical of the terms of reference of the commission.”
“The failure to do so disables government from accepting in whole the findings of the commission,” the White Paper said.
However, the government gave its backing for another National Security officer, Ernest Akomea, also known as Double, to be prosecuted.
Double has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Department after being found to have possessed unauthorised firearms.
The government also supported the idea of compensating persons who were injured in the cause of the chaos that ensued during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was marred by a shooting incident which led to some persons sustaining various injuries, including gun wounds.
Some macho men in National Security-branded t-shirts allegedly attacked some voters at the Presby school polling station.
The opposition NDC later pulled out of the election on grounds that the polling stations were not safe for its delegates.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, sent water, snacks and soft drinks to students gathered at the Black Stars Square to sort out their SHS placements.
Many parents and their wards have been left stranded, due to the heavy numbers that trooped to the Black Stars Square to seek redress over their placements.
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