The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ningo – Prampram Sam George has served notice he will testify before the Commission of Inquiry investigating infractions at Ayawaso during a by-election.
The opposition lawmaker was assaulted by a security operative in the heat of the by-election on January 31.
The NDC had initially rubbished the Commission accusing some of its members as New Patriotic Party (NPP) apparatchiks. The commission headed by Justice Emile Short consists of Prof. Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, a criminologist and Patrick Acheampong, a former IGP.
“We remain skeptical about the seriousness with which justice will be pursued under the remit of an Emile Short Commission,” NDC general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said earlier.
However, the Ningo-Pramprah legislator who was at the centre of the confusion at the La Bawaleshie said he has a date with the Commission on Monday, February 25, 2019.
Former president John Mahama has downplayed the effectiveness of a Commission to deal with the level of what he described as “state sponsored violence” at Ayawaso.
“We all know what happens when Commissions of Inquiries are set up. The main usefulness of a Commission of Inquiry is to bring out the facts and put in place measures to ensure that such a thing does not happen again but it is not the most convenient way for sanctioning criminal conduct,” the former president stated in a meeting with diplomats on the violence.
Source: Daily Mail Gh