National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba has questioned the credibility of the Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the violence that occurred at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The setting up of the commission followed the shooting incident that occurred near a La Bawaleshie polling centre that temporarily disrupted the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election and resulted in at least 13 persons sustaining injuries.
The Commission has Mr Justice Emile Short, a former boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) as Chairman, with Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, a legal expert and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong, a former IGP, as members.
A former Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), who is also a private legal practitioner, Mr Ernest Kofi Abotsi, is the Secretary to the Commission.
Speaking in an interview, Joshua Akamba has said the credibility of members appointed to serve on the Commission cannot be trusted.
“I doubt the credibility of the former CHRAJ Commissioner, Justice Emile Short…Emile Short has made certain comments that have affected the NDC. His relationship with the NPP makes us doubt him. Patrick Acheampong who is former IGP was also appointed by Kufuor,”.
Akamba believes the Commission was just set up to serve the interest of retirees affiliated with the NPP.
“I think this Commission is yet again another job for the boys. It is for these retirees to benefit from something..” he said