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NPP Germany: No Ghanaian ‘Illegal’ Immigrant Arrested For ‘Demo’ Against Mahama
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The Germany Branch of the New Patriotic Party has read with utter disbelief, the shameless lie carried in the Daily Graphic of Thursday, January 22, that two Ghanaians “without papers” were arrested and will be deported for taking part in the demonstration against President Mahama in Berlin this week.

Concerned about this alleged development, NPP Germany took it upon itself to contact the Police authorities in Berlin who denied categorically that any of the protestors was arrested, let alone for being an illegal immigrant.

We have also spoken personally with Berlin Police Inspector Hartman, who led the team of police assigned to guide the demonstrators on that day and he has also confirmed that no one was arrested.

He, in fact, went on to point out that, under German law, the police are not allowed to control people’s immigration status at permitted demonstrations.

Again, we have made contacts with the organizers of the demonstration and they have also confirmed that all those who took part in the demonstration are back to their various cities safely.

What is clear is that President John Mahama and his Flagstaff House propagandists are bent on using old-fashioned communist tactics to strike fear against Ghanaians abroad who want to speak out against the corruption, and bad governance under his watch in this second term of the NDC’s eight-year rule.

It is a disgraceful act by a failing Government that wants to take away the fundamental human rights of Ghanaians abroad to assemble and demonstrate peacefully against their visiting President.

We believe the Ghana Embassy in Berlin and the Flagstaff House in Accra should come out to correct this false and negative international publicity with which it has tagged the German government.

These are the kinds of reckless propaganda tactics that can cause a needless diplomatic row between our country Ghana and Germany. It is way below the belt.

We will end by advising the state-owned Daily Graphic to stop this embarrassment of being used as a propaganda tool of Government. It must retract and apologize to public. The NDC cannot frighten Ghanaians both at home and abroad from expressing their views against the way their beloved country is being run down.


Alhassan Yakubu Tali

Chairman, NPP Germany

National Coordinator
Crusaders For Change (CFC)
Accra - Ghana
Source: National Coordinator Crusaders For Change

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