A group calling itself Coalition of Civil Societies against Political Vigilantism has given the government a one-week ultimatum to prosecute Sam Geroge’s abuser.
Sam George who is the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram was assaulted by a National Security operative during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections violence.
The Short Commission that investigated the violence recommended that the National Security Operative (Mohammed Sulemana) who assaulted Sam George must be prosecuted. However, the government in its White Paper rejected the recommendation.
The CSOs say they foresee disaster due to the government’s posture on the recommendations.
The CSOs explained that the public has seen evidence of incidents on the violence at the Ayawaso West Wougon by-election hence government’s decision seems to endorse electoral violence.
Chairman of the group, Mensah Thompson addressing the press gave the government a week ultimatum to rescind its position not to prosecute Sam George’s abuser.
“Considering how much evidence already exists in the public domain, we have videos, tapes, people have a fair idea the extent of the violence, damages, that occurred. We believe that it is dangerous and could be a recipe for disaster considering government’s posture and to a large extent, create the impression of a classic government approval for the assault and other forms of violence that happened at Ayawaso West Wuogon. This could be described as government condoning and supporting violence.”
This we also believe could potentially embolden operatives and party groups to use more violence or excessive force on unarmed civilians during elections. We are therefore calling on government to rescind its decision not to prosecute that operative.”
Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has threatened to drag Mohammed Sulemana, the man who slapped Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George, during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election before the Privileges Committee.