Rev Opuni-Frimpong urges citizens to cooperate with Justice Emile Short Commission
Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, a Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, has appealed to all citizens, especially the National Democratic Congress, to cooperate with the Justice Emile Short Commission.
He said the cooperation would help the Commission to unravel the truths concerning the violence and related issues during the Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-election.
Rev Opuni-Frimpong, who is also the immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, said there was the need for Ghanaians to support the work of the Commission, which started sitting on Thursday, to investigate the January 31 incident.
The Justice Emile Short Commission has Professor Mrs. Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, a Professor of Law and immediate past Director of the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, and Mr. Patrick Acheampong, a former Inspector General of Police, as members.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Friday, Rev Opuni-Frimpong said all the persons were of high reputation and would not compromise on the findings to soil their hard-won image.
“These persons have achieved higher status both nationally and internationally and will want to protect their reputation. We must, therefore, give them the support needed to unravel the issues surrounding the by-election,” he said.
Rev Opuni-Frimpong asked all Christians and fellow Ghanaians to pray for the elderly statespersons to deliver their mandate to the letter.
He praised the outcome of the first sitting on Thursday where officials including Mr. Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Albert Kan Dappah, the Minister of National Security and Mr. Bryan Acheampong, Minister of State in charge of National Security, appeared before the Commission.
Rev. Opuni-Frimpong commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for setting up the Commission urged him to implement the report on time.