The Ghanaian government on Tuesday said it has no interest in who emerges victorious in the Kenyan presidential election.

In a statement signed by Mustapha Hamid, Minister for Information, the government said “who wins the presidential elections is the preserve of Kenyan voters.”

The reaction came three days after Peter Mac Manu, a senior official of Ghana’s governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), was deported from Kenya after leading a team of the Democratic Union of Africa to observe the election in that country.

“We wish to make it clear that the government of Ghana has no interest whatsoever in who emerges winner in Tuesday’s poll,” the statement said.

It said Ghana was praying for a successful and credible election and hoped 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,” the statement added.

According to the statement, Ghana enjoys strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously work to deepen that, as well as explore other areas of cooperation between the two countries to the mutual benefit of the two peoples, irrespective of the government at the helm of affairs. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/