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Emile Short presents Ayawaso commission report to Akufo-Addo

The Justice Emile Short Commission on the violence that broke out during the January 31 by-election has presented its report to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The report was presented to the President on Thursday March 14, at the Jubilee House.

Receiving the report, President Akufo-Addo said the findings and recommendations would be given the needed attention.


“The findings and the recommendations of the report will be given the greatest possible attention by me and my government.”

He said government has the responsibility to ensure the maintenance of law and order in our country.

He was of the view that the findings and recommendations will help the government in weaning the nation from elections related violence in the country.

The commission was tasked with unravelling the circumstances surrounding the Ayawaso West Wuogon by election violence.

The Commission was expected to among others, identify persons responsible for the violence and recommend sanctions where appropriate.

Presenting the report to President Akufo-Addo, Justice Emile Short said the commission has delivered on its mandate,” the depth of our report will convince you, your excellency of the fact that all necessary grounds have been covered, and I am confident that you will find the findings and recommendation useful in shaping the future”.

He further thanked President Akufo-Addo for the initiative and his commitment to stamp out the evil of electoral violence from Ghana’s body politics.




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