Compensate Ayawaso West Wuogon Brutality Victims Else We’ll Take Action – NDC Warns Gov’t

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed shock at the failure of the Attorney General to discuss the modalities for the payment of compensation to the victims, as recommended by the Emile Short Commission.

Today (January 31) marks four years after the country recorded brutalities in Aayawaso West Wugon during a by election.

Some supporters of the National Democratic Congress including the Member of Parliament for Prampram were assaulted.

Four years down the lane, nothing has been done about a report produced by the Emile Short Commission that investigated the issue. n

In a statement to mark four years after the incident, the NDC used the opportunity to remind government of the need for discussions on the modalities of compensation for victims of the brutality.

The political party is giving government a 30 day ultimatum to pay compensations or they will take the state on.

Read Their Statement Below


31st January 2023.

Today is exactly four (4) years since state-sponsored bandits clothe in National Security apparel and working under the instructions of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government brutalized, shot and maimed innocent citizens during the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election.

The leadership and the entire membership of the National Democratic Congress can never forget the shame and disgrace that this dastardly event occasioned our dear country.

On this sad day of memories, we remember all those who were attacked and injured on that fateful day. We particularly solidarize with those who still bear the scars of the attacks they suffered in the hands of those wicked state-sponsored goons.

The NDC is appalled by the blatant refusal of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government to implement the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission and its own white paper on this matter.

It is shameful to say the least, that till date, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has not deemed it necessary to prosecute the perpetrators of the Ayawaso by-election violence.

Even more bizarre and sad, is the blatant refusal of the Attorney-General, Mr. Godfred Dame to discuss the modalities for the payment of compensation to the victims, as recommended by the Emile Short Commission.

In the circumstances, we are giving the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government a 30-day ultimatum to pay fair and adequate compensation to all injured victims of the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence, failing which, the NDC will collaborate with the affected persons and take all necessary steps to seek appropriate compensation for them.

The NDC stands with all victims of the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence. We wish to assure them of our unflinching commitment to punish the perpetrators and seek true justice for them under the next NDC in the year 2025.


Comrade Fifi Fiavi Kwetey

General Secretary