The Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is likely to wade into the unpopular conversations regarding the resettlement of the two ex-Gitmo detainees in Ghana shortly.
The ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) has challenged the largest opposition Leader,Nana Akufo Addo, to make his position known to Ghanaians on the decision by government.
According to Communications Director of the party, Solomon Nkansah, it is important that Nana Addo who wants to become President is heard on what decision he would have taken if he were to be confronted with the situation upon assuming power.
However, the Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM said “it’s an evolving issue; he may still speak but what the party has spoken has his consent.”
“Do you think the NPP will issue a statement if the flagbearer disagrees with it. How can the party issue a statement that he’s against?” he questioned.
He said the general citizenry are unhappy about what he described as the reckless decision taken by the government without recourse to rigorous consultations on the security implications of such move.
He argued that even some notable elements in the NDC-fold have come out very hard on the government for agreeing to the plea by the US government, when they themselves could not accept them on their own soil.
Meanwhile, the United States Embassy in Accra has said there are no options for Ghana to return the two back to them , insisting that it’s a done deal for the Yemeni nationals staying at least two years in Ghana.