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NDC MP For Tamale North Constituency, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini
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Member of Parliament for the people of Tamale North, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini is certain that the establishment of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence is an attempt by the Akufo-Addo government to water down the threat that this new loom in politics poses to the security of the country.

He wondered the essence of setting up the Commission of Inquiry into the violence which marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election when all the ‘criminals’ have been identified by technology and the person who authorised them has owned up.

Speaking on Radio Gold’s 'Alhaji and Alhaji' talk show, Hon. Suhuyini asserted it is the intention of the government to whitewash that regime as it favours them; nonetheless, the Commission of Inquiry will lighten up the threat that this new development [clothing hoodlums in state security uniforms] poses on state security.

“Crime has been committed and the criminals because of our technology today are being unmasked one by one. The Minister who said he authorised that crime to be committed has owned up; so what investigation again?”, he quizzed.

“Is it another attempt to do what I have pointed to earlier to again whitewash that regime because we find favour with it; so that we can lighten the threat that this development poses to our security, is that the intention?”, he further enquired.

He was of the view that the incidence at Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election is a clear cut case as all the perpetrators have been identified; hence, there is no need for the Commission of Inquiry if it is not meant only for whitewashing the new amalgam in Ghana’s politics.

“ . . this is a clear cut case that you don’t need to waste the taxpayers’ money setting up a Commission of Inquiry to do, unless we are saying that the national security has a standing army and probably it was that force that was deployed, but we all know what happened,” he asserted.

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced that government had set up a Commission of Inquiry to probe circumstances that led to the violence that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

The Commission was set up with the consent of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is out of the country.

A former Commissioner at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short is the Chairperson of the Commission while former Dean of the Faculty of Law of GIMPA and private legal practitioner, Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi has been appointed as Secretary to the Commission.

Other members of the Commission are Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Patrick K. Acheampong.
Source: Daniel Adu Darko/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]

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