Next NDC Government will re-open inquiry into Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence- Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised he will re-open an inquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon vigilante Wuogon by-election violence.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence occurred on January 31 2019 after masked armed men disrupted the by-election process by firing shots.

The flagbearer of the NDC speaking at the manifesto launch of the party said when he assumes office as President, his government will re-open an inquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon vigilante incident.

He added that the next NDC Government commits to using the regular national institutions of State in the security delivery architecture as contained in the Justice Emile Short Commission of Enquiry into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

“The current State of lawlessness and impunity has damaged the reputation of the country and has the potential of compromising internal security and economic activity as well as scaring away vital foreign investments. The continuous training, arming and indiscriminate deployment of NPP militia is dangerous and distasteful especially when such elements have been recruited into the security agencies”, he said.

He added that, “It has become obvious that the Secretariat has departed from its core mandate and assumed militarised operational roles undertaking by the so-called untrained AZUGO BOYS at the National Security”.

‘The operations of these embedded para-military forces are nationwide and will attract the serious attention of the next NDC Government”, he revealed