Ghana Government has no interest in who lead Kenyans – Press Release

Source: savannanews24com/Hamza Lansah Lolly :

The Government of Ghana has reiterated its position on the Kenyan elections, saying that, the government has no interest whatsoever in who emerges winner in the Tuesday Kenyan election.

“The decision as to who leads Kenyan for the next 5 years as President remains the sole preserve of the Kenyan people”. Government release stated

The NPP Mr. Peter Mac Manu who is the head of the Democratic Union of Africa Observer Mission to observe the Kenyan election was deported back to Ghana.

The deportation on of Mr. Mac Manu who was the  Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, brought pandemonium among the political actors in the country.

The Government release said, it is not the first time that Mr. Peter Mac Manu acted in his capacity as the Head of the Democratic Union of Africa Observer Mission to observe elections worldwide.

The release stated that, “The Ghanaian constitution guarantees every citizen of Ghana the freedom to participate in political activity inside or outside of the country, within the laws of Ghana or whatever they find themselves. They do so in their own capacity as free citizens of a free state, and   not at the behest of the government of Ghana”.

The release further emphasized that, “Ghana enjoys strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously work to deepen this, as well as explore other areas of co-operation between the two countries to the mutual benefit of the two people s, irrespective of the government at the helm of affairs”.

Read below the Press Releases

 

PRESS RELEASE

GOVERNMENT OF GHANA’S STATEMENT ON KENYAN ELECTION

The government of Ghana has been monitoring events with regards to the Kenyan election of Tuesday August 8, 2107. Ghana has also noted with concern the deportation from Kenyan of Mr. Peter Mac Manu, a Ghanaian citizen, who went to Kenyan as Head of the Democratic Union of Africa Observer Mission to that country. It is not the first time that he has acted in this capacity.

We wish to make it clear that the Government of Ghana has no interest whatsoever in who emerges winner in Tuesday’s polls. The decision as to who leads Kenyan for the next 5 years as President remains the sole preserve of the Kenyan people.

The Ghanaian constitution guarantees every citizen of Ghana the freedom to participate in political activity inside or outside of the country, within the laws of Ghana or whatever they find themselves. They do so in their own capacity as free citizens of a free state, and   not at the behest of the government of Ghana.

Ghana enjoys strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously work to deepen this, as well as explore other areas of co-operation between the two countries to the mutual benefit of the two people s, irrespective of the government at the helm of affairs.

We pray for successful and credible election, and hope that the winning candidate, at the end of the process, would receive the unalloyed support of all. That is how Kenyan can strengthen her democracy and peace and stability of the nation.

Signed:

MUSTAPHA ABDUL-HAMID

Information Minister/Presidential Spokesperson

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