‘Akufo-Addo’s AWW Commission of Enquiry is to overshadow police investigation’ – Chief Biney
Deputy National Organizer for NDC, Chief Hamilton Biney Nixon has indicated that government intends to overshadow ongoing Police Investigations into the Ayawaso West Wuogon attacks on NDC members, with the creation of Commission of Enquiry.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia Friday swore into office members of the Commission of Enquiry to undertake full and impartial probe into events and violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The Commission which was announced on February 6, 2019 by the Government has a month to complete its work.
“The body would identify any person responsible for or who has been involved in the events, associated violence and injuries; and inquire into any matter which the Commission considers incidental or reasonably related to the causes of the events and the associated violence and injuries; and submit its report within a month to the President giving reasons for its findings and recommendations, including appropriate sanctions, if any”. Dr Bawumia said.
But responding to this on Adom TV’s Badwam show on Friday February 8, 2019 the Outspoken Deputy National Organizer of the NDC described as worrisome the level of government’s attempt to cover up the current investigations into the premeditated attacks on NDC members at Ayawaso West Wuogon.
He stressed, Chapter 23 of the 1992 Constitution gives the Commission of Enquiry powers, rights and privileges of a High Court or a Justice of the High Court at a trial and therefore it’s conclusions will overshadow the investigations by the Ghana Police Service.
Chief Biney further indicated that attempts by government to perpetuate attacks on innocent citizens is not only hypocritical but also shameful.