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Ayawaso violence: The Short Commission calls on public to submit memoranda

By Mutala Yakubu
Ayawaso
Ayawaso violence: The Short Commission calls on public to assist with investigation

The Justice Emile short Commission of Inquiry has begun work on the Ayawaso by-election violence.

The commission has sent notice to the general public inviting the submission of memoranda.

In the notice signed by the Executive Secretary to the Commission, Mr E. Kofi Abotsi, the notice is inviting memoranda from the general public to aid effective investigations into the acts of violence occasioned during the recently held by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon.

The Commission, therefore, called on the public to submit information, statements, or other memoranda which will aid their work.

Background
here was a shooting by some armed security personnel at the residence of NDC Parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on January 31, 2019.

The event, which occurred close to the poll grounds shook the wrong nerves and sparked chaos at the centre.

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Dzata George also received some hefty slaps from the attired men when he protested events that happened at the premises of his candidate.

Thirteen party members were injured and were rushed to the Legon and 37 Military hospital for treatment and because of the happenings, the NDC withdrew from the race.

Both the NDC and NPP held press conferences to address the issue and calm their angry supporters.

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