We refuse to recognise the “illegitimate” by-election winner – Minority


The Minority in Parliament has indicated that they will continue to refuse to recognise the “illegitimate” winner of by-election at the Ayawaso West Wougun Constituency, which turned bloody on Thursday, January 31, 2019.


The Minority explained that they demand concrete actions on the brutalities that transpired at the La-Bawaleshie Presbyterian School Polling Station, and that the police should take the necessary steps to identify the perpetrators.

In briefing the media after a 2.232 kilometres walk from Parliament to the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service by the Minority in Parliament, the Leadership of the Caucus added that they will rise to defend the Constitution as espoused in Article 41(b).

The Minority reiterated that the violence was orchestrated by the State, and that it has no place in the democratic dispensation of the country.

The Leadership of the Minority pointed out that they again demand justice for the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Mr. Samuel Nartey George who was assaulted by some alleged masked National Security persons at the La-Bawaleshie Presbyterian School Polling Station during the by-election.

Mr. Sam George, on his arrival at the CID Headquarters with his colleagues from the Minority side, met with the Director-General of the CID and the Inspector General of Police, COP David Asante Apeatu in a close-door meeting.

The 1992 Constitution and protection

The preamble of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana makes a solemn declaration and affirmation on the ideals that must be committed to.

It stipulates that “the protection and preservation of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, Unity and Stability for our Nation”.

Article 41 of the Constitution states that “The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations, and accordingly, it shall be the duty of every citizen –

(a) to promote the prestige and good name of Ghana and respect the symbols of the nation;

(b) to uphold and defend this Constitution and the law;

(c) to foster national unity and live in harmony with others;

(d) to respect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of others, and generally to refrain from doing acts detrimental to the welfare of other persons”.


Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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