Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, says the party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, would have turned down a request by the United States government for Ghana to host two former detainees of Guantanamo Bay in the country if he were in government.
According to Akomea, former president Kufuor would also have done same if he were in that position.
“The government of Kufuor wouldn’t have taken these people in at all in the first place. Government of Nana Akufo-Addo would not have taken them in. His reason will be the same reason that Ghanaians have given. If America won’t, why do we want to take the things America doesn’t want. Are we a dumping ground?” he said on the Point Blank segment on Eyewitness News.
A decision by the Mahama-led government to host two supposed terrorists from America, has been widely criticized despite assurances by the US government that the two pose less risk to Ghana. The NPP subsequently issued a statement to condemn the decision.
When the sit-in host of Eyewitness News, Umaru Sanda, probed further and questioned why Nana Addo has been mute on the matter, Nana Akomea said the flagbearer is solidly behind the statement issued by the party.
He insisted that “do you think the NPP would issue a statement if the flagbearer disagrees with it? It’s not going to happen. How can the party issue a statement that he doesn’t agree with.? We will not issue a statement that he is against it. He may still speak but essentially what the party has said is what he stands by. The party has spoken,” he added.