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15-Feb-2019  
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not prevent its members who were attacked during the recent Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election, from taking part in the Commission’s activities.

However, the opposition party says, as an institution, they will not attend the sitting of the Commission.

The Commission has said it will invite some persons in the NDC despite their boycott of the process.

Speaking on Okay FM's ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, General Secretary of the party, Mr. Asiedu Nketia explained their members are at liberty to go out of their own volution.

However, he added, the party is still going to pursue other avenues of justice following the by-election violence.

“While we will not participate in the activities of the Commission, while we would be pursuing the course of justice for the victims in the attack, we would not stop or we will not bar any victim from appearing before the Commission whether they are NDC members or not,” he said.

The party maintains the incident demanded prosecution for the security personnel caught on camera and implicated in the violence.

“We have presented all these form of evidence to police so what do they want the Commission to hear again?”he asked.

The NDC has conveyed its distrust of the Commission in an earlier statement.

“We are also aware that the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry is the government’s attempt to try to shield its party-affiliated hoodlums from criminal accountability.

"We do not need an entire Commission of Inquiry to identify those who were involved in this illegal and unconstitutional operation,” Mr. Asiedu Nketia added.

The Emile Commission was instituted by the president to look into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.

The Emile Short Commission which was mandated to investigate the violence that characterized the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election begun sitting on Thursday, February 14.

In a release Tuesday, February 12, the Commission notified the general public “inviting the submission of relevant memoranda to aid in the investigation and for the effective conclusion of its work.”
 
 
 
 

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