Clergy insist on return of former Gitmo detainees

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) have insisted that government must return the two Yemini terror suspects after an emergency meeting with government officials.

Yesterday, officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and US Embassy met members of the Christian Council of Ghana following the Council’s condemnation and public outcry of government’s acceptance of the two Guantanamo Bay terror suspects.

The terror suspects and former detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are now in Ghana say they are not a part or against any terrorist group.

The two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby are gracious to Ghana’s President for providing them a new home in Ghana and have promised to lead peaceful lives.

They insist they are innocent people who were unjustifiably detained by the United States for 14 years adding they pose no threat to Ghana.

But General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi told Adom FM’s “Burning Issues” programme hosted by Afia Pokua that government must return the two suspects because government’s decision is extremely dangerous to the security of the country and its people.

“If America thinks that the two “poses low level of threats” to their security what about Ghana” Apostle Antw asked government.

“Currently, there are fears and panic among the citizenry in the country and for that matter the government must consider sending the two suspects back” GPCC General Secretary emphasized after the meeting.


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