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We won’t be cowed like dogs, we are lions – Sam George tells Akufo-Addo

The Ningo Prampram legislator says unlike dogs who can be abused and still remain faithful, the members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are lions determined to fight injustice.

Sam Nartey George chastised the Akufo-Addo government for supervising the violence that took place at the La-Bawaleshie polling station last year.

According to him, the NDC will be filing a legal suit in court to compel the President to implement the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission.

“The President became prosecution, judge and jury in his white paper when he turns the criminal code upside down and cited non-existent defences in rubbishing the report of his own Commission.

“Mr President, the Commissioners had no option than to reach those conclusions in the light of the overwhelming evidence adduced before them.

“To this end, next week, the National Democratic Congress and I would be filing a legal challenge to portions of the President’s white paper in Court to establish the fact that his position is alien to the laws of the land.

“We are demanding immediate implementation of the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission. We would seek justice no matter how long and arduous the task may be and we would find justice,” he said.

The outspoken MP, who was also a victim said although the assault on party supporters was intended to intimidate and shut members up, the action by the security personnel rather gave a voice to millions of well-meaning Ghanaians who have collectively decided to speak against injustice and stand for the truth.

“For speaking truth to authority and cautioning these marauding hoodlums who were sanctioned agents of our national despot, I was physically attacked by two of these cowards.

“Mohammed Sulemana, who until his so-called recruitment into National Security in 2018 had been the NPP Youth Organizer for the Nanton Constituency was the coward who thought assaulting me would shut me up.

“He rather gave me a voice. He gave millions of well-meaning Ghanaians a voice to speak our collective truth to power. Our spirits remain unbroken and our resolve as strong as ever to seek justice.

“The pressure of Ghanaians compelled the Chief Despot to set up a commission of Inquiry – the Emile Short Commission. He and his cabal expected to have a whitewash of events. They were wrong. “

The NDC led by its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama on Friday, January 31 held a one year commemorative anniversary of the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence.

The program dubbed “Towards Election 2020, Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence, never again”, had speakers such as Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Dr Basit Bamba and Adam Bona take the podium to chastise government on certain failures observed in connection with the by-election and how the report released by the Emile Short commission was handled.

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