The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, has called on all Ghanaians living abroad to be good ambassadors of their motherland and comport themselves within the laws of their countries of residence at all times.
He was receiving a petition from members of a group who identified themselves as Concerned Ghanaians against Electoral Fraud (COGEF)-UK on Friday, after they had held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Ghana High Commission in London, calling for a “speedy resolution” of the case of electoral fraud filed at the Supreme Court in Accra by the NPP presidential candidate, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The demonstrators also called on the British Government and the European Union to take steps to ensure that the case is expedited and dealt with according to the rule of law.
A leading member of COGEF, Mr Hayford Attah-Krufi, who presented the petition, said: “It must be stressed that the long delay by the Supreme Court in resolving this election dispute has not only led to heightened tension, but was also negatively affecting foreign direct investment into the country.”
He said Ghana had, no doubt, become the beacon of peace, stability and democracy in Africa; and should not be allowed to fall into the abyss of internal strife, conflict and destruction.
Professor Danso-Boafo commended the COGEF for the peaceful manner in which they carried out the demonstration and assured the members that their concerns would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities back home.
Story: Alberto Mario Noretti
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