Return ex-Gitmo detainees – Akufo-Addo
The spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party flagbearer has revealed that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo wants government to return the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees.
According to Mustapha Hamid, the former Foreign Affairs Minister finds the entire process used by the Mahama-led administration to accept the suspected terrorists flawed.
“Nana Addo thinks the process is flawed…and was wrong for government to accept them,” Hamid said on Citi FM’s Big Issue Saturday.
The two ex-detainees who were held at Guantanamo Bay for over 14 years were transferred to Ghana as part of measures by the US government to close down that hardcore prison.
Majority of Ghanaians have slammed government’s decision to accept the ex-detainees without proper consultations.
The NPP has in a statement condemned the decision and has called on government to return the two Yemenis. But Criticisms were rife that the failure of Nana Addo to independently speak on the raging issue meant he quietly accepted government’s position.
But Hamid explained that Nana Addo’s position is not different from the party he leads. According to him, Nana Addo is seeking the mandate of Ghanaians and would not kowtow to the whims of US if he was president.
He added that Nana Addo completely rejects the decision and thinks the NDC government has failed the people of Ghana by accepting the terrorist suspects.