The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate in the recent by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon, Delali Kwasi Brempong has stated categorically that he’s never owned a gun in his life or had a stockpile of arms in his house.
Operatives of the National Security on voting day stormed the La-Bawaleshie residence of Delali Kwesi Brempong claiming intelligence picked up suggested that there was a stockpile of weapons and ammunition in the candidate’s house.
In the ensuing melee, six people were shot injuring them in the process.
Appearing before the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry probing the violence that characterized the election on Wednesday, Delali Kwasi Brempong stated that as a professional pharmacist he has no use for firearms and wonders why a search for firearms could be conducted in his house.
“In my life I’ve never lawfully or unlawfully acquired any firearms and I also want it on record before the Commission that I am a Pharmacist by profession and I will have no business acquiring firearms. There’s no use for firearms in the practice of pharmacy and I’m also under oath to protect human life because my job as a pharmacist is to find remedies for people who are unwell.
He added: “So till today, I’m yet to know why men in brown trousers and black T-shirts with some covering their faces should come to the house of a civil pharmacist and an unarmed professional to wound innocent supporters who had actually come to support me in a by-election.”
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In a related development, a former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie is demanding the resignation of the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, for what he describes as “a clear abuse of human rights” in the AWW by-election.
At least six persons were left 6 wounded with some of them sustaining gunshots wounds from some armed masked men said to be operatives of the national security and members of the pro NPP vigilante group, the Invisible Forces.
Many have criticised the January 31 violent incident that grabbed international headlines as some people demanded an independent investigations into the matter.
On the back of the pressure and widespread criticism from all stakeholders, government constituted a three man commission to enquire the circumstances leading to the violence and give recommendations to forestall future occurrences.
Credit: Kasapa FM Online