Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has denied claims by the US Ambassador to Ghana Robert Jackson that he [Nana Addo] was consulted before the arrival of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana.
According to a statement from the office of the NPP flagbearer, at no point during the interaction between the governments of Ghana and the US was Nana Addo consulted.
The statement added that Nana Addo never had foreknowledge of the transfer of the Gitmo-2 detainees.
Ambassador Jackson disclosed to some editors in Accra that NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo was consulted two weeks before the arrival of the two detainees and Mr. Akuffo-Addo expressed reservation about the decision by the Mahama administration.
But press secretary for Nana Addo, Eugene Arhin said his boss was at best informed of the transaction as it was being implemented, in other words he was presented with a fait accompli, not a consultation.