Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has, with the consent of President Nana Akufo-Addo, who is currently out of Ghana, set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the shooting incident that marred the 31 January 2019 Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The Commission is chaired by a former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short.
Legal expert Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong, a former IGP, are members of the Commission.
The Commission has a former Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Professional Administration (GIMPA), Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, as Secretary.
The terms of reference of the Commission are as follows:
• To make a full, faithful and impartial inquiry into the circumstances of, and establish the facts leading to, the events and associated violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon By-Election on the 31st day of January 2019;
• To identify any person responsible for or who has been involved in the events, associated violence and injuries;
• To inquire into any matter which the Commission considers incidental or reasonably related to the causes of the events and the associated violence and injuries; and
• To submit within one month its report to the President giving reasons for its findings and recommendations, including appropriate sanctions, if any.