NDC Communicator Disappointed In Nana Addo

The Eastern Regional Communications Officer of the ruling party, National Democratic Congress, NDC, Mr. Jamal Konneh has expressed his disappointment in the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, NPP Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.

After the arrival of the two Gitmo persons in the country, groups, organizations and politicians declared their stand on acceptance or non-acceptance of the ex-Guantanamo detainees, but the NPP flag bearer was silent on the issue. This lead to many Ghanaians requesting to know the stand of Nana Addo as the flag bearer of the major opposition party in Ghana.

The NPP flag bearer finally broke his silence by saying that, the president of the republic, Mr. John Mahama has flouted the law by bringing into the country the two ex-detainees.

He quoted section 35 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, which states that the director of immigration or an officer authorized by the director shall not grant an endorsement or authority to permit a person to enter this country if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the person is, will or has been involved in the commission of a terrorist act.

But Mr. Konneh says he feel very bad about the comment made by Nana Addo who is known to be a legal practitioner who has practiced law for several years.

“Nana Addo a legal practitioner is the best person to know that Mahmmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby are not terrorist but suspected and detained. How can he state an anti-terrorism act on people who are not terrorist”he questioned.

He disclosed this on the New Analysis Program on Top 103.1 FM dubbed “Ene Ghana” with host Kwesi Fokuo Kudom Kayasso.

Meanwhile in relation to Nana Addo’s statement, the government of Ghana through a statement signed by the Minister Of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has stated that for the avoidance of any doubt, the government wishes to place on record that, it has acted strictly within the law at all times.

Hence any claim made by Nana Addo are contrary and a complete misinterpretation of the anti-terrorism act (act 762).

The statement concluded that the government has put in place adequate measures to ensure the peace and security of Ghanaians for the two years the two individuals will remain in the country.

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