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General News of Monday, 23 September 2019


I am afraid for this country with ‘tyrant’ Akufo-Addo as President – Sam George

Sam George, MP for Ningo Prampram play videoSam George, MP for Ningo Prampram

"I am afraid for what lies ahead for the Ghanaian people because our president does not respect the rule of law; he’s a tyrant," says Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George.

He was reacting to government's white paper on Justice Emile Short's Commission report.

The Emile Short Commission which probed the electoral violence recommended the criminal prosecution of a national security operative; Mohammed Sulemana for slapping Sam George.

But the ruling government in a White Paper on the Commission's report has argued that prosecution was not necessary because the facts presented by the Commission supported “a valid defence of provocation for the said assault by the national security operative.

However, a press statement signed and issued by Sam George on Thursday said the government’s rejection of some of the findings of the Emile Short Commission did not surprise him.

He quoted Psalm 109:8b, saying he could only resort to scripture and pray for President Akufo-Addo.