The Commission of Inquiry established to look into the disturbances during the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election is expected to pay a visit to the constituency over some of the evidence tabled before it.

The locus visit is to inspect and fully examine “the scene of the impugned events and environment surrounding the conduct of the by-election on the 31st day of January, 2019”

A press release by the Commission on Wednesday said the visit on Friday will be “a fact-finding exercise designed to apprise and furnish the Commission with corroborative evidence or otherwise relative to the testimonies given before it”.

The Commission chaired by former Supreme Court judge Francis Emile Short started public sitting on Thursday, February 14.

It has so far heard from key players during the by-election.

Some of the persons who have appeared before the Commission are the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Jean Mensa, Minister of National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of Interior Ambrose Dery, Minister of State in charge of National Security Bryan Acheampong and Commander of the Police SWAT Unit DSP Samuel Azugu.

Some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), a party which raised doubts about the integrity of the commission, have also made an appearance before the Commission.

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency Sam George and the party’s candidate during the by-election, Delali Kwasi Brempong, were at the Christianborg Castle in Osu to table oral evidence before the Commission.

The visit to the constituency by the Commission is expected to involve all members – Henrietta mensa Bonsu, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong and Ernest Kofi Abotsi, who is Secretary to the Commission.

The oft-cited La Bawaleshie Presby Basic 1 Cluster of Schools, which was the central point of violence during the by-election, will be visited by the Commission.


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