The commencement of the commission of inquiry at the eve of the council elections may or may not impact on the elections depending on the revelations. If the revelations are adverse and the media focus on such adverse revelations the information received could shape the minds of the electorate. It is a delicate balance between the independence and impartiality of the commission and the right of the media to disseminate information gathered from witnesses to the public which may or may not affect their views on how they see the candidate vying for office who may be named during the inquiry. In any case those who seek public office should know that they are always in the firing line and should strive their best to demonstrate transparency and accountability to prevent any loss of integrity.
Foroyaa will continue to monitor developments for onward transmission to the people.