Victims of the 2019 Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election capturing incident say authorities has nonetheless not acted on the advice to pay them compensation packages.
Safety brokers deployed to the constituency on the day of the by-election went on a rampage, beating and capturing indiscriminately at polling stations and the residence of the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate.
The Emile Brief Committee constitutes and tasked to probe the incident.
The committee amongst different issues beneficial that victims of the January 31, 2019 by-election violence ought to be compensated.
At a gathering with former President John Dramani Mahama, the victims of the capturing incident mentioned none of them has acquired any cost from the federal government.
The spokesperson for the victims, Abdul-Razak Garba, pressured that the victims and their households are struggling because of the painful expertise.
He recounted how a number of the assaulted victims went by means of life-altering experiences with some scheduled for extra surgical procedures, some incapacitated for all times, one other struggling stroke and one particular person lifeless because of inside bleeding attributable to gun-shot wounds.
The victims and their households have been within the workplace of the previous president and the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate to thank him for his assist.
Mr. Garba prolonged the group’s appreciation to John Mahama for his compassion and for paying for the price of all their therapy, together with main surgical procedures.
Mr. Mahama in his remarks prolonged his sympathies to the victims and their households.
He additionally pledged to proceed to assist the members in any approach that he can however pressured that it’s the responsibility of the state to compensate the victims as beneficial.
Mr. Mahama expressed shock on the stage of impunity that he mentioned continues to outline the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia authorities, including that impunity when unchecked results in unrestrained violence.
He inspired the victims to carry their heads excessive and promised that, regardless of how lengthy it will take, the NDC would pursue each attainable means to make sure that those that dedicated the crimes are punished and all compensations as a result of victims totally paid.
“Ghana should not neglect about what occurred,” he mentioned.