Wives of Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections victims cry for justice

Wives of wounded Ayawaso West Wuogon violence victims are demanding justice as they go through excruciating pain and hardship following the incident that has rendered their husbands jobless.

They are asking the Akufo-Addo administration to as a matter of urgency serve justice hot and quick if he really cares about Ghana.

Speaking on Ete sen, Amina Abdallah, a wife of one of the victims whose leg is damaged, indicated though they have petitioned the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection, they are expecting the government to act by close of next week.

“We [the wives of the victims] are suffering too much. We can’t bear it anymore because our husbands have been rendered jobless. My husband used to work to cater for the family but since that day he has been home. I always have to struggle to get food for the family,” Amina told host Kwame Minkah.

About 6 supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC supporters sustained various degrees of gun wounds after they were attacked by masked men suspected to be linked to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

After a sporadic backlash on the government, sweltering President Akufo-Addo established a three-member commission led by a former boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Francis Emile Short to inquire into the nefarious act.

Last month, the Emile Short Commission had submitted its report to the president for further action after it invited stakeholders and witnesses over the election-related violence.

The perpetrators of the violence during the bye-election who were captured live on videos are still walking freely despite an ongoing police investigation.

The report has not been publicised yet, and the president is yet to make an official statement on it.

Pressure is mounting on the president, who has since the incident not visited the injured victims, to issue a white paper on the work of Short Commission.
Source: XYZ

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