ACCRA, The Government of Ghana has made it clear that it has no interest whatsoever in who emerges winner in Kenya’s general election held Tuesday.
The decision as to who leads Kenya for the next five years as President remains the sole preserve of the Kenyan people, the government said in a statement signed by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul Hamid here Tuesday.
The statement said the government had been monitoring events with regards to the Kenyan elections and had noted with concern the refusal of entry to Kenya of Peter Mac Manu, a Ghanaian citizen, who had gone to Kenya as Head of the Electoral Observer Mission of the Democratic Union of Africa. It was not the first time that he had acted in that capacity, the statement added.
The statement said the Ghanaian Constitution guaranteed every citizen of Ghana the freedom to participate in political activity inside or outside the country, within the laws of Ghana or wherever they find themselves. They do so in their own capacity as free citizens of a free State, and not at the behest of the Government of Ghana, it added.
The statement said Ghana enjoyed strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously work to deepen this, as well as explore other areas of co-operation between the two countries for mutual benefit, irrespective of the government at the helm of affairs.
We pray for a successful and credible election and hope that the winning candidate, at the end of the process, would receive the unalloyed support of all. That is how Kenya can strengthen her democracy and the peace and stability of the nation, it said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK