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Minority rejects Akufo-Addo’s call for Ministerial Inquiry

The Minority in Parliament has rejected a directive by President Akufo-Addo to the Minister for the Interior, to inquire into circumstances that led to the death of two persons in Ejura on Tuesday.

According to the Minority, because state security agencies are complicit, they cannot be counted on to oversee a fair investigation adding that it is not enough for the President to establish a Ministerial Committee.

Addressing a media briefing in Parliament House, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said they rather want to see a Commission of Inquiry that would call for reforms of the security agencies.

“Understandably we have heard President Akufo-Addo instruct the Minister for Interior for a Commission of Inquiry into this matter, we reject it, that is not good enough. We want a Commission of Inquiry within the meaning of article 278, of the 1992 Constitution.”

“The President must appoint a sole commissioner or two or more persons to support a commissioner just like the Emile Short Commission on the Ayawaso West Wuogon [by election].”

Mr Iddrisu stated that the Minority will accept the recommendations of such a commission chaired by a Supreme Court Justice or a Retired Justice.

“We want that type of Commission of Inquiry not a Ministerial one. There is complicity of state security agencies, they cannot absorb themselves,” the Tamale South Member of Parliament said.

Source: Myjoyonline

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