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General News of Sunday, 22 September 2019


Akufo-Addo rejected Short Commission because he is complicit and supports violence - Sammy Gyamfi

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo play videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the fact that the ruling government has rejected some aspects of the Justice Emile Short Commission's report means he is 'complicit'.

A white paper issued by government has rejected at least half of the findings and recommendations of the Emile Short Commission which investigated political violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. This includes the recommendation that "Bryan Acheampong be reprimanded for his ultimate responsibility as Minister in authorizing an operation of that character on a day of an election in a built up area".

They also rejected the recommendation “that the use of masked men in electoral security policing represents a deviation from standard practice in Ghana.”

In reaction to this, Sammy Gyamfi who was speaking on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo' said: "As for us we are not surprised by the contents of the white paper issued by government rejecting the Emile short commission. We have been vindicated. Some of us knew president Akufo-Addo was behind the violence that occurred at Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. This whole setting of the commission was to buy time, get the country to stop talking about the issue and in the process cover up those involved. Otherwise, why would all these big people sit and make recommendations then you come out to clear them? It shows the President is complicit in the matter"