UK not meddling in Ghana domestic affairs
From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA, (CAJ News) – BRITAIN has distanced itself from interfering in Ghana’s internal affairs after a prominent ruling party leader was reportedly arrested London’s Heathrow Airport this past weekend.
The chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, was reportedly allegedly variously accused of money laundering or of being involved in a ‘drugs bust’.
The UK Embassy in Ghana said while the reports on social media were not true, Jacob’s political affiliation was of no interest to it.
The Embassy said had it been asked to confirm or deny the alleged arrest of anyone else of any other political affiliation, it would have acted “factually.”
A spokesperson said the UK government was and would remain entirely neutral in Ghanaian domestic politics.
“We do, however, have the full right to respond to claims made about law enforcement issues in the UK itself, particularly when, as in this case, those claims are wholly wrong.”
The allegations against Mahama coincide with tensions in the ruling NDC over the choice of the running mate to President John Dramani Mahama in the polls set for November.
A faction of the party supports the retention of Vice President Amissah Arthur, while another is vouching for a younger candidate. – CAJ News
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