Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo Apologises To Buhari Over Demolished Consulate Building

By Ayo Kehinde

 

 

President Buhari

 

 

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday called President Muhammadu Buhari on phone and formally tendered an apology for the demolition of a building in the premises of the Nigeria High Commission in Accra, Ghana at the weekend.

According to a Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo told his Nigerian counterpart that he “had directed a full scale investigation of the unfortunate incident”

The Ministry said some suspects had been arrested earlier on the day and will be arraigned in court.

 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
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PRESS RELEASE

No: MFA/PR/2020/15

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo called President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR today, June 23, on the phone, to express his sincere regrets and apology for the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.

He informed President Buhari that he had directed a full investigation of the unfortunate incident.
It further emerged earlier in the day that some suspects had been arrested and will be arraigned in court.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this note wish to call on Nigerians home and abroad to remain calm despite the highly provocative attack on the High Commission of Nigeria in Accra, Ghana and to reassure Nigerians that the Federal Government is engaging the Ghanaian Authorities at the highest level to seek redress.

Signed

Ferdinand Nwonye
Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

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