Ayawaso Commission public hearing ends today
The Justice Emile Short Commission of Inquiry probing the Ayawaso by-election violence is set to end its public hearing today.
This was disclosed in a press statement released by the Commission.
The statement said there will be a brief meeting with the press at the end of the sitting “for concluding comments on the Inquiry”, which “will also be a forum to answer questions posed to the Commissioners and officers of the Commission.”
The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on January 31, 2019, was characterized by violence.
This led to the shooting and subsequently the injury of some 13 people believed to be NDC members.
This made the President set up a Commission of Inquiry to probe the incident.
The Commission is chaired by a former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short.
Legal expert Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Mr. Patrick K. Acheampong, a former IGP, are members of the Commission.
The Commission was given a month to submit its report to the President.
Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr. Kofi Ernest Abotsi is expected to address the press on March 7, 2019, on what the next steps are for the closure of the commission.
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