I want to appear before Short commission – NDC candidate

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Delali Brempong, NDC candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election
Delali Brempong, NDC candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election

The National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, Delali Kwesi Brempong, has expressed interest to appear before the Justice Emile Short Commission set up to investigate the violence that characterized the poll.

He said the Commission is yet to invite him formally to testify and he will willingly oblige.

Violence erupted at the Bawaleshie Park area during the election resulting in six persons sustaining gunshot wounds. Six others have also been arrested with several others being brutalized by armed masked men reportedly from the National Security.

Speaking in an interview with Akwasi Nsiah on Ghana Kasa on Kasapa FM, Brempong disputed claims by the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah that the gun shots fired at LA Bawaleshie on that day came from his house.

“I am a pharmacist and not a gun manufacturer so how could I fire gun shots from my house?” Brempong asked.

He said the Minister was not truthful with the Commission.

“I opted out of the election due to the violence so how could I cause such atrocities and turn out to say I am opting out,” the candidate remarked.

The three-member Commission of Inquiry set up by president Akufo-Addo has a month to complete its public hearings.

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