- The group of Ghanaians who demonstrated against President Nana Addo are "mentally ill"
- This is according to Nana Obiri-Boahen, a deputy general secretary of the ruling NPP
- Some Ghanaians, bearing placards, had walked the streets of New York to protest against Nana Addo during the 2017 United Nations' General Assembly
A deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party has asked that Ghanaians in the United States who demonstrated against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have their mental health examined.
Nana Obiri Boahen, made the call while speaking on a Kumasi-based radio station.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that some persons, presumed to be Ghanaian, had flooded the streets of New York, close to the UN Headquarters to express their displeasure against Nana Addo.
The president of Ghana was attending the United Nations' General Assembly in the US and had arrived with a delegation from Ghana.
Nana Obiri Boahen minced no words when he stated that the said demonstrators are "mad".
According to him, asking that President Nana Addo take a step back from investigations surrounding chair of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei, was not in line with the constitution.
He is quoted in a report by MyNewsGH.com to have said, "When I first read the placards they were holding with inscription the President should wash his hands off the EC chairperson, the first impression I got was that they are mad people".
Obiri-Boahen asked, "how can Akufo-Addo wash his hands off a petition he has received from Ghanaians against Madam Charlotte Osei as President of Ghana?".
The NPP scribe explained that, Nana Addo was only acting in line with the Constitution of Ghana.
"The Constitution does not mention me or Nana Akufo-Addo or any politician to be the one to investigate those allegations and you can also not tell the petitioners to wash their hands off", he explained.
Earlier in the year, some unnamed staff of the Electoral Commission of Ghana petition Nana Addo to open an investigation into Charlotte Osei on what they described as "illegal dealings".
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