The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has impressed upon the Emile Short led commission of inquiry to do a diligent and impartial work as they begin their mandate of looking into the happenings of January 31, 2019 in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency during the by-election.
According to the Vice President, the president trusts in their integrity, hence their selection to help government and the nation get to the bottom of the matter which has attracted widespread condemnation from various sections of the public locally and internationally.
‘’As you’re all aware, the president of the republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo decided that because of the public interest, this commission of inquiry into the incident that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election be set up so that you will undertake a very faithful and impartial inquiry into those circumstances and of course in doing this, the president had to look for people of impeccable integrity and this is the reason also, why the membership of the commission is as it is today. I don’t think anyone can really question the integrity of the people who are here constituting the commission’’ he averred.
The vice president entreated the commission to work within the one month time frame as spelt out in their terms of reference, and assured that all the logistics that will be needed to facilitate the work of the commission will be provided to enable them deliver without any hindrance.
The vice president, with the consent of the president put together a 4 member committee chaired by former commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short to look into the disturbances that took place during the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election.
Other Members of the commission are former Inspector General of Police, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, law Professor Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and former dean of the Faculty of law at GIMPA, Dr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi.