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‘Government has no interest in who emerges winner in Kenya’s polls’

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA
– The Government has made it clear that it has no interest, whatsoever, in who
emerges winner in Tuesday’s polls in Kenya.

It said: “The
decision as to who leads Kenya for the next five years as President remains the
sole preserve of the Kenyan people.”

The Government said
this in a statement signed by Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, the Minister of
Information, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday.

The statement said
the Government had been monitoring events with regards to the election and had
also noted with concern the refusal of entry to Kenya of Mr Peter Mac Manu, a
Ghanaian citizen.

It said Mr Manu
went to Kenya as Head of the Democratic Union of Africa’s Observer Mission and
it was not the first time that he had acted in that capacity.

The statement said
the Ghanaian Constitution guarantees every citizen of Ghana the freedom to
participate in political activity inside or outside of the country, within the
laws of Ghana or wherever they found themselves.

“They do so in
their own capacity as free citizens of a free state, and not at the behest of
the Government of Ghana,” it said.

The statement said
Ghana enjoyed strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously
work to deepen this, as well as explore other areas of co-operation between the
two countries to their mutual benefit, irrespective of the Government at the
helm of affairs.

“We pray for a
successful and credible election and hope that the winning candidate, at the
end of the process, would receive the unalloyed support of all.   

That is how Kenya
can strengthen her democracy and the peace and stability of the nation,” it
said.

GNA

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