DEPORTATION OF PETER MAC MANU TOO BAD FOR AFRICA’S DEMOCRACY – DR. JOHN OSEI BOBIE

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A political science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. John Osei Bobie has stated that the manner in which the 2016 NPP National Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu was deported from Kenya just recently will not augur well for Africa’s democracy.

Mr Mac Manu was leading a team of election observers from the Democratic Union of Africa into Kenya in the run up to that country’s election, scheduled for August 8th.

He was however denied access into the country on grounds that he is an Honorary Chairman of the Democratic Union of Africa, an umbrella body of centre and centre- right parties in Africa which includes some opposition parties in Kenya.

The political science lecturer said the denial is the first in the history of Africa, “If this is critically observed you could realize that it is an element of hypocrisy” he said , and added that in the modern world people who condone ideologies of left and right wing politics are sheer hypocrites.

Dr. John Osei Bobie opined that the unfortunate act could jeopardize diplomatic ties between the two African countries.

Speaking to Agoo fm’s Eugene Akoto Bamfo on the “Ene Nso Biem” morning show, the political science lecturer made emphasis on the left and right wing political philosophies and explained they are terms used by political parties to determine their scope of thought, modus operandi and what they seek to achieve.

He concluded by saying the government through the proper channel must call on the Kenyan ambassador to Ghana for further clarification on the matter.

Source: Agoo FM News/Ghana

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