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Gov’t Publishes AWW Report, White Paper

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The Government has submitted for gazzetting and publication, the report and white paper of the Emile Short commission on Ayawaso West Wuogon violence on January 31, 2019.

According to Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah government’s decision to publish the report is in accordance with Article 280 Clause 3 of the 1992 Constitution.

Addressing a news conference in Accra, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah stated “After a careful study, Government has issued a white paper together with the report itself to be published in accordance with the Constitution.”

The Commission of Inquiry was established on February 8th, 2019 by President Akufo-Addo to make a full, faithful and impartial enquiry into the circumstances and establish the facts which led to the events and associated violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election held on the 31st January,2019 in Accra.

The Commission of Inquiry on March 14th 2019 submitted its report to the President.

It may be recalled that Men dressed in black polo shirts and khaki trousers stormed the La Bawaleshie Primary School polling station on the day where voting was ongoing to elect a new MP.

The men, believed to be working for the governing party, are alleged to have fired gunshot and even slapped Ningo-Prampram NDC Legislator, Samuel George, who in a video, appeared to be questioning them.

Police say six people were injured in the violence.

The NDC reacted to the violence by withdrawing from the by-election, accusing the NPP and President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of deliberately intimidating voters and their polling agents.

Police launched an investigation into the incident.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon seat became vacant following the death of NPP Legislator, Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko last year.

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