Nana, Mahama Condemn Paris Attack

President John Mahama and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo Addo have in separate statements expressed disgust at the terrorist attack which left over a hundred dead in the French capital Paris yesterday.

President John Dramani Mahama has in the light of the development expressed his condolences to his French counterpart, President Francois Hollande and the people of France.

In a statement copied to the French Embassy in Accra, President Mahama described as horrific the attack on innocent civilians in Paris, which has now claimed over 120 lives.

‘On behalf of the people of Ghana, I send to the families of the victims of these despicable attacks, our condolences. May those who survived be comforted and healed. Ghana stands by a grieving France in this time of difficulty’, President Mahama stated.

‘The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is working with the Ghana Embassy in Paris to update Government on further developments and also work with the French Authorities to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in France.’

Nana Akufo Addo on the other hand said he received news about the attack ‘with utter shock and sadness. I join the rest of the world in sympathising with the families of the dead and the injured.’

He condemned unreservedly what he described as insane and cowardly acts as he pointed out that ‘no religion or ideology justifies the killing of innocent people, and the world must stand up together against all the atrocities that go on around the world in a twisted understanding of religion or ideology.’

President François Hollande and the French people he said ‘need to be assured with deeds, not just words,that the world stands with France and stands ready to support them in the necessary fight against such evil.’

Nana Akufo Addo who has had a long relation with the French whose language he speaks effortlessly added ‘once again, I send my deepest sympathies to the affected families.’

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