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NO GOV’T INTEREST IN WHO BECOMES KENYA’S PREZ - Information Minister

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Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has said that whoever emerges as winner of Kenya’s polls is of no interest to the government of Ghana.

Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has said that whoever emerges as winner of Kenya’s polls is of no interest to the government of Ghana.

 

A press statement signed by Mr Hamid stated clearly that, “the Government of Ghana has no interest whatsoever in who emerges winner in Tuesday’s poll. The decision as to who leads Kenya for the next 4 years as president remains the sole preserve of the Kenyan people.”

He further said the Ghanaian constitution guarantees every citizen the freedom to participate in political activity in or outside the country adding that this is not the first time members of the Democratic Union of Africa’s Observer Mission are in Kenya to monitor elections.

The statement was a reaction to the visit of Peter Mac Manu, 2016 Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party visit to Kenya on observer mission with the Democratic Union of Africa, where he was denied entry by the country’s authorities.

In a related development, the Acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu,  has  refuted media reports that Mr Mac Manu was in Kenya to cause a change of regime in the ongoing elections in Kenya.

Mr lamented over the issue and stated that Mr Manu was not in Kenya to influence any change of government in Kenya.

“It is rather unfortunate that the Kenya authorities will behave like that. I don’t know what the motive was. Whatever it was, it was wrong,” he added.

The former Party Chairman of the NPP, Mr Mac Manu, was leading members of the delegation of the Democratic Union of Africa to observe the Kenya elections which was held on yesterday but was stopped at the airport.

Kenyans went to the polls to decide whether to retain incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta or elect his long-standing rival Raila Odinga as their new President.