The members of the commission were tasked to do an excellent job.
The terms of reference as stipulated by government to the Commission include:
- To make a full, faithful and impartial enquiry into the circumstances of, and establish the facts leading to, the events and associated violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election;
- To identify any person responsible for or who has been involved in the events, the associated violence and injuries;
- To inquire into any matter which it considers incidental or reasonably related to the causes of the events and the associated violence and injuries;
- To submit within one month its report to the President, giving reasons for its findings and recommendations, including appropriate sanctions, if any.
The Commission was chaired by the former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Justice Emile Short,with legal expert Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), as members.
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