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General News Fri, 8 Mar 2019

Short commission expected to end hearings today

The Emile Short Commission of Inquiry probing the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence is expected to end its public sittings today [Friday].

The Commission had since February 14, 2019, been probing the circumstances that led to the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election held on January 31, 2019.

Most of the confusion occurred near a polling station at La-Bawaleshie.

The Commission was set up on February 6, 2019, and had up to a month to submit its report, which elapsed on March 7.

The Emile Short commission had to extend its deadline for its public sittings by a day after it was unable to receive testimony from all the persons scheduled for the final day.

The spokesperson for the Commission, Katherine Woode on Eyewitness News said the extension became necessary due to the comprehensive nature of hearings.

“The sittings will come to an end tomorrow [Friday]. As we know it was supposed to come to an end today but we were all there and saw the TV screens and watched how comprehensive the questions were, which probably led to the spillover which should end on Friday.”

Source: citinewsroom.com
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