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AWW C’ssion: Bernard Avle and Paul Adom-Otchere To Testify

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2017 Best Journalist of the year Bernard Koku Avle and Good Evening Ghana host on Metro TV, Paul Adom Otchere are set to appear before the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry next week.

The two experienced journalists are to testify before the Commission probing the Ayawaso by-election violence to help give further credence to way forward in solving the menace of vigilante groups in elections ahead.

Several persons of interest including EC boss Jean Mensah, Minister of Interior Ambrose Dery and other top police officials have all appeared before the Commission.

Multimedia journalist Evans Mensah was before the Commission on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

He told the Commission about his outfit’s coverage of the election and also gave some guidelines to how we can avoid future election violence.

The Justice Emile Short Commission was set up by President Akufo-Addo to probe the Ayawaso by-election violence on January 31, 2019.

Background

Six people were shot at the Baweleshie polling centre of the constituency, compelling the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to withdraw from the exercise citing safety concerns.

Voters were electing a new Member of Parliament (MP) for the area in the by-election necessitated by the demise of the incumbent Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko last year, representing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Some masked security personnel who arrived at the premises were in SWAT inscribed vehicles and in some cases were being driven by people in Police uniforms.

DSP Azugu also stated that his men wore masks to protect their identity because most of the men are used in various information gathering operations and could easily be identified by the public if they fail to disguise themselves.

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