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Ayawaso West Probe: Emile Short C’ssion Presents Report

The Emile Short Commission of Inquiry which was sworn in on February 8 by President Akufo-Addo to investigate circumstances that led to the violence that erupted at a polling station during the Ayawaso Wuogon constituency by-election has presented it’s reports to the President of the Republic.

The report among other things outlines the findings and recommendations of the committee.

The Commission was given a one-month duration to submit its report to the President giving reasons for its findings and recommendations, including appropriate sanctions if any.

Thursday’s by-election at Ayawaso-West Wuogon constituency was characterized by violence after some armed masked and hooded in police vehicles stormed the residence of the residence of the NDC parliamentary candidate.

In the process, six people were shot leaving them with varying degrees of injuries. The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George was also assaulted and by the unknown men yet to be identified.

However presenting the document to the President today, Thursday, Chairman of the Commission Justice Emile Short did not give details of the report but was optimistic that the recommendations will be implemented.

The commission ended its public hearing on March 8, 2019.

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