Security Analyst, Nana Owusu Sekyere has quizzed the basis on which the Gitmo 2 were allowed to stay in the country against the constitution.
His question comes after the Supreme Court declared that the transfer of the two Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) ex-detainees to Ghana as unconstitutional.
The court further ordered the government to send the agreement that brought the two ex-detainees from Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) to Ghana to Parliament for ratification.
According to the Supreme Court that should be done in the next three months else the government should send the two detainees back to the United States.
The presence of the Gitmo 2 in the country sparked a lot of attention for fear of its security implications.
Nana Owusu Sekyere said the ruling by the Supreme Court sends signals of our national interest being supreme to international communities.
According to him, the ruling should not affect the Ghana-US relationship but may raises some questions which could weaken bilateral relations and diplomatic ties.
He conveyed this in a statement copied to Topfmonline.com.
Read a copy below;
The Gitmo 2
Whiles the Gitmo 2 Supreme Court ruling offers another opportunity to revisit the circumstances that led to their arrival in Ghana, 3 things must be noted.
- We have sent a signal to the international community that our national interest is supreme thus the expectation is that dealing with Ghana must be constitutional.
- If the agreement between Ghana and US as per this issue was not constitutional, what instrument was used to arrive on their coming here? This will help in further analysis and educate many. A public disclosure will be in order.
- This should not affect the relationship between Ghana and U.S. but may raise some integrity questions which ought to be handled well to strengthen bilateral relations and diplomatic ties.
Nana Owusu Sekyere