Election 2020

Election 2020: Minority petition CHRAJ over election-related deaths

The Minority in Parliament have petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to begin investigations into violent clashes during the 2020 general elections that led to the loss of life in parts of the country.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah are the two MPs from the minority side of the house who have petitioned CHRAJ.

Their complaints are specifically lodged against the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Defence as well as the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Armed Forces.

The complainants in this matter are Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa who is the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region and Mr. Armah-Kofi Buah also Member of Parliament for the Ellembele Constituency in the Western Region of the Republic of Ghana.

The complaint is restricted to the Techiman South, Odododiodio, Ablekuma Central, and Savelugu constituencies in the Bono East, Greater Accra and Northern Regions of the Republic of Ghana respectively.

The complaint is asking for a probe into the loss of seven lives and injuries to many during the election.

Okudzeto Ablakwa in an interview with Joy FM said CHRAJ has confirmed receipt of the petition and they are looking forward to CHRAJ leaving up to their constitutional mandate.

The full petition is below:

 

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