Some social media users have expressed displeasure about government’s decision to reject some findings by the Emile Short Commission on the Ayawaso West Wuogon elections.
They are of the conviction that government’s move is a complete mistake which may in the long run affect their very own people and unfortunately, the same rules will have to apply then.
The Commission established on February 8 by President Akufo-Addo and chaired by Justice Emile Short, made a full enquiry into the circumstances and events that led to some violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon elections held on January 31. Results of the findings were submitted to the government after which a White Paper was issued.
Government, in its White Paper, declined the commission’s proposal to prosecute the National Security operative, Mohammed Sulemana, who slapped the Member of Parliament during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
According to them, “the report”, among other things, “failed to address the first and most critical of the terms of reference of the commission”.
Following the news, some social media users have as usual, taken to twitter as well as other platforms to tell President Akufo-Addo and his team “their mind”.
“This is a narrow view you have taken. It will not be Sam George next time”, one tweet read.
Another read, “If we say @NAkufoAddo is a clearing agent, someone who tolerates chaos and bad acts , people don’t understand. He always finds his way to do cover up not even the law ! He is the worse of our time .”Simpa payin ” EFFECT OF OLD LEADERSHIP. IM VERY DISAPPOINTED”
Here’s a compilation of tweets by Ghanaweb
Emmanuel K. Quartey@EmmakquartK · 4hReplying to @UmaruSanda
Sam George deserved that slap. He easily gets on people’s nerves and expects to be worshipped. Next time he should know that he is not untouchable….nansins!!
This is a narrow view you have taken. It will not be Sam George next time.29:52 AM – Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee ‘s other Tweets
The one alleged criminal act; the assault on Sam George
which we all saw evidence of, has been deemed not prosecutable by the government. This is selective application of the law .148:08 AM – Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee YKGH’s other Tweets
Nana Ama Agyemang Asante@JustNanaAma
The clearing agent had done it again. We’d laugh if this wasn’t a dangerous precedent. What has happened to @NAkufoAddo? Is he the same man they say fought for more rights and justice? How can you set up a commission and reject their recommendations? https://citinewsroom.com/2019/09/officer-who-slapped-sam-george-to-walk-free-as-govt-rejects-some-findings-of-short-cssion/ …Officer who slapped Sam George to walk free as Gov’t rejects some findings of Short c’ssionThe Akufo-Addo government has rejected some of the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry which investigated the Ayawaso West Wuogoncitinewsroom.com889:09 AM – Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy60 people are talking about this
Government does not accept the Commission’s recommendation that Mohammed Sulemana must be prosecuted for the offence of assault, to wit, the slapping of Hon. Sam George because the facts support a valid defence of provocation for the said assault. #JoySMS
If we say @NAkufoAddo is a clearing agent, someone who tolerates chaos and bad acts , people don’t understand. He always finds his way to do cover up not even the law ! He is the worse of our time .”Simpa payin ” EFFECT OF OLD LEADERSHIP. IM VERY DISAPPOINTED79:03 AM – Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee PEPERTUAL KOOMSON’s other Tweets
Humado Sitsofe (2PM)@2pmHumado
Its really sad to read this message that the guy who assault Hon Sam George should not be punish. Are they trying to tell us that Ghanaians can slap any MP without provocation and leave free? Will this not increase violence in this country knowing you can slap am MP and go free? https://twitter.com/3fm927/status/1174590306752376832 …#FairAndSquare@3fm927Government gazettes Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of Inquiry Report: Officer who slapped Sam George to walk free as Gov’t rejects some findings of Short Commission.
Share your thoughts with #Sunrise3FM119:16 AM – Sep 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Humado Sitsofe (2PM)’s other Tweets
Felix Kwakye Ofosu@FelixKwakyeOfo1
Fact:Apart from tolerance of impunity,the only reason President Akufo-Addo will not prosecute the NPP thug who assaulted Sam George is that the latter is a member of the NDC and a fierce critic of his.1138:23 AM – Sep 19, 2019
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