Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Sam George will today Tuesday, February 26, 2019, re-appear before the Emile Short Commission probing the violence that characterized the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election to give his testimony.
Yesterday he described as untrue comments by Commander of the Police SWAT Team at the National Security Council, DSP Samuel Azugu that the attack on him was triggered by a provocative comment made by him.
“I only asked are you a police officer or a party officer? He hit me the first time and I approached him back and asked him why are you hitting me, what is my offence and he hit me a second time. There were uniformed policemen on the scene, their only intervention was to pick up the mobile phone of the National Security operative which had fallen down and not to protect me, an unarmed citizen of the Republic of Ghana.
“From the corner of my eye, I noticed a second National Security operative this time dressed in black top and Khaki trouser wearing a bulletproof vest and masked jumped and hit me at the back of my neck. So when I hear the testimony that suggests that I was assaulted by one, my Lords, the video you played contradicts that position. At least two National Security Operatives assaulted me.”
He also denied that he arrived at the polling station accompanied by 15 men on motorbikes ostensibly to foment trouble.
Mr. George narrated that there were more than 20 gunshots by the masked heavily built men who he said assaulted him and other people during the by-election.
The Ningo-Prampram MP also after a long narration tendered in evidence over 20 shell casings of bullets fired on the day of the by-election, claiming they were fired by the National Security operatives deployed on the day.