Ayawaso violence: Justice Emile Short commission concludes hearing today

The Justice Emile Short Commission of Inquiry, formed to investigate the electoral violence that ensued during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on January 31, will conclude its hearing today, Thursday, 7 March 2019.

Justice Emile Short Commission

The Committee in a statement said there will be a brief meeting with the press at the end of the sitting "for concluding comments on the Inquiry” which "will also be a forum to answer questions posed to commissioners and officers of the commission throughout the Inquiry."

The commission has Justice Emile Short as Chairman, with Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu and Patrick K. Acheampong as members.


A former Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a private legal practitioner, Ernest Kofi Abotsi, is the Secretary to the commission.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia swearing-in the Committee lauded the composition of the commission and said "I don’t know anyone who can really question the integrity of the commission."


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