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General News of Tuesday, 21 June 2016


No African will appear before ICC under my presidency – Ayariga

Dr. Hassan Ayariga Dr. Hassan Ayariga

The Presidential candidate of the All People’s Party (IPP) Hassan Ayariga has stated that “no African leader will appear before the international criminal court” if he becomes President of Ghana.

According to him, ‘the Hague’, is skewed against Africans in their posture and treatment of cases brought before them.

Speaking to state broadcaster, GBC Tuesday, the former PNC flagbearer said Africans must unite to liberate themselves from the force of the ICC and western powers.

“When I become President, that Hague won’t work for any African leader. No African leader will appear before them, and I am serious about it.

“They treat us anyhow because we are not united, because we don’t use our sense,” he fumed.

The International Criminal Court is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.