Sam George appears before Emile Short Commission despite NDC boycott

Hon. Sam George

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency Sam Nartey George has confirmed he will be appearing before the Emile Short Commission as a witness.

The lawmaker will make his appearance on Monday, February 25, has gathered, despite a decision by his party not to appear before the Commission.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had questioned the composition of the Commission, claiming all the members are affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in one way or the other.

They claimed the Chairman, Justice Emile Short, a former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), member Henrietta Mensa Bonsu, a renowned professor of law, and the other member, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, a former Inspector General of Police, are masked over faces of the NPP.

A statement signed by the opposition party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, stressed: “We remain skeptical about the seriousness with which justice will be pursued under the remit of an Emile Short Commission”.

The violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on Thursday, January 31 involved injuries to some civilians.

Lawmaker Sam George was assaulted by some National Security operatives, an action that has been widely condemned.

What is worse, the operatives were using vehicles belonging to the SWAT Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

The NDC MP says he will go to the Commission’s public sitting to give his testimony as an individual

Sam George had led the Minority in Parliament on a walk to the headquarters of the Service to give a statement to the Inspector General of Police.