NDC Young Cadres ask Akufo-Addo to state position on Guantanamo detainees

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The Young Cadres (YC) of the National Democratic Congress, has requested the leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to express his position on Government’s decision to accommodate two Guantanamo detainees.

A statement signed by Mr Bright Botchway, General Secretary of the Young Cadres, said though it has been a week since news about Government’s decision to host some ex-detainees of the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay broke, the leader of the largest opposition party has been silent about it.

“Varied opinions have been shared on government’s goodwill gesture, which was evidently borne out of a humanitarian need.”

The statement indicated that the leader of NPP has been silent on the issue and indirectly criticising Government’s decision through the party’s propagandists.

It expressed the need for Nana Akufo-Addo to break his silence since he is angling to be the President of the country.

“His credentials as a lawyer and his past position as Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, which saw him at a point becoming the Chairman of the United Nations Security Council, makes his silence on such an issue highly deafening.

“We are a young democracy and thus we learn from the relatively developed democracies of the West, like the United Kingdom.”

The Young Cadres noted it is a common practice to hear the leader of the opposition party, state his position on issues that attract the attention of the public.

They said the views of the NPP’s flag bearer on the resettlement of the Yemeni ex-convicts are a means of offering policy alternatives to government as a dependable opposition leader.

Source: GNA

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