The member of parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has invoked the authority of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice to thoroughly investigate the violence and killings that characterized the 2020 general elections and serve punishment on perpetrators.
The lawmaker who is also a Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, is displeased with how matters surrounding the 2020 elections violence has been handled and has therefore together with his colleague Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Armah- Kofi Buah invoked the mandate of CHRAJ to come to the aid of the state and probe the matter so a lasting solution could be found.
Ablakwa in a Facebook post sighted on August 25, 2020, said, “My colleague MP, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah and I have today successfully filed a complaint with CHRAJ invoking the mandate of the commission to investigate the killings and the gross human rights violations that occurred during the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
It would be a scar on our collective conscience, a threat to future elections, and a disservice to the stability of our democracy if we do not take concrete steps to thoroughly investigate, punish the perpetrators and adequately compensate victims. May CHRAJ live up to its constitutional mandate and may JUSTICE TRIUMPH.”
The 2020 elections, which was held barely a year ago culminated in violence and in some extreme cases, killings in some parts of the country including Techiman South. The matter was at birth given some amount of attention, but it appears to be dying off and no punishment has been served to anyone afterwards.