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Politics of Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Source: My News GH

The Diplomatic missions are stakeholders in Ghana — Asiedu Nketia defends Mahama's ‘film show’

General Secretary of the largest opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said diplomatic missions are very much interested in the peace of The countries in which they operate and that makes them stakeholders.

According to him, if the Akufo-Addo government is worried about NDC’s encounter with top diplomats at Peduase over the Ayawaso Wuogon violence, the government should brace themselves for more of such engagements.

He was speaking with Mugabe Maase on Radio XYZ monitored by following the meeting. He said he left the Peduase meeting to come for the interview.

Mr Mahama and other big wigs of the NDC met on February 13 with the members of the diplomatic mission, and in an audiovisual presentation made the point that NPP has a fertile history of engaging vigilante groups to cause mayhem and that the 2020 election could be marred by violence.

Mahama showed the members of the diplomatic community, videos and photos of the violence – the gunshots, the injured persons and the physical assaults and the events leading to it.

Reacting to Mr Mahama’s meeting with the diplomats and his subsequent showing of the violent pictures to them, Mr Osafo-Maafo said the former President stooped low.

“This is unpatriotic and shameful. It is because if he gathered Ghanaians, call it the academia or Ghanaian professionals or Ghanaian businessmen and he talked about matters of concern to him, I’ll have no problem. He’s a former head of state and then for a very important opinion leader but to gather foreigners and try to paint Ghana black is just not acceptable”, the Senior Minister condemned in a short video clip.

Nut defending Mr Mahama’s action, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the diplomats already know much of what happens in the country as they monitor and send reports.

“They have their own means of intelligence gathering, they know what is happening already. They are also interested in the peace of Ghana. You realized the UNDP for the first time spoke. It means something.” He told Mugabe.

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