The founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has joined other well-meaning Ghanaians to condemn President John Mahama for hosting two former inmates of Guatanamo Bay in Ghana.
Mrs. Rawlings took to facebook, a social media platform, to register her displeasure over the ruling National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) willingness to host the two Al-Qaeda’s foot-soldiers, even though critics believe strongly that the decision poses serious security threat to the West African nation, especially when Burkina Faso, a neighbouring state had been attacked by terrorists loyal to Al-Qaeda.
She expressed similar sentiment with the Christian community and other religious groupings that the President’s appeal to Ghanaians to have compassion with the two detainees, lacked common ‘sense.’
“They say we should not call them terrorists because no court found them guilty. I am busy looking for the courts that tried Osama Bin Laden and Al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader before they were classified as terrorists,” Mrs. Rawlings queried in a move to mock the decision by the President.
She charged that “you (apparently referring to President Mahama) should never sacrifice your conscience and safety for money,” subtly suggesting that the NDC government indeed collected money from the USA Government to host the two terrorists,
According to the former first lady, “saying a prayer for the innocent people murdered next door in Burkina Faso by the foot soldiers of Osama Bin Laden” is a vivid reminder that Al-Qaeda operatives should never be in a safe haven in Ghana, adding that humanity must show no compassion for terrorism.
Turning her attention to the electioneering processes in the country, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings indicated that the NDC government shall lose the 2016 elections hands-down.
“No new voter register they say. But in a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable,” she said, apparently suggesting a change of regime come November 7.
BY Melvin Tarlue