- Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is arguing that the ex-Gitmo detainees are not a threat to Ghana
- He says the real threat to Ghana's National Security are the NPP vigilante groups
A top member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has disclosed that the ex-Gitmo detainees being hosted in Ghana are nowhere close to a national security threat.
According to Ofosu Ampofo, the real threat staring Ghanaians in their faces are the deadly New Patriotic Party vigilante groups, Delta and Invincible Forces.
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM, as monitored by YEN.com.gh, the former minister insisted that Former President Mahama and the NDC administration did no wrong by granting the wish of the US government.
The NDC man in his interaction, maintained that the NPP administration must immediately repatriate the two detainees back to the US officials if they feel the former administration erred by bringing them to Ghana.
“Before President Mahama signed the agreement with the US, there were background checks to verify that there were no crimes against them,” he said.
Mr Ampofo argued that Ghana was not the only country that signed to host the ex-Gitmo detainees.
He added that there were other 52 countries across the world who entered the same agreements with the United State government to host some of the ex-Gitmo detainees.
“The threats we face today from January up to date is not these ex-Gitmo detainees. The real security threat is our own people who are staying with us, the NPP Delta and Invincible Forces are the threats. Fulani herdsmen killing our people are the challenges today,” Ofosu Amponfo said.
The NDC bigwig called on the NPP administration and President Akufo-Addo to fast-track the repatriation of the Gitmo 2 since they scored cheap political points during the 2016 elections.
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