The People’s National Convention (PNC) has warned its members whose comments on “sensitive diplomatic issues” hurt image of the party to desist from making such comments.
The caution was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Treasurer, Akane Adams.
“It has come to our notice that some of our party members either deliberately or for lack of information, are deeply engaging in key diplomatic blunders that has the potential of publicly embarrassing the image of our party and derailing the efforts of the party Leader who is currently working closely with the diplomatic community in his new role as the senior government special envoy and Ambassador,” the statement stated in part.
The party’s National Chairman Bernard Mornah, called for the immediate expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, following his statement on Ghana’s vote against a decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According Mr Mornah, the Israeli Ambassador has shown gross disrespect to the integrity of the President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana.
But the PNC in the statement said it did not sanction the call for the expulsion of the ambassador.
The party therefore advised members who wish to make such comments to seek prior information from the party.
Read full statement below:
LET’S DESIST FROM DIPLOMATIC INTERFERENCES AND BLUNDERS.
It has come to our notice that some of our party members either deliberate or for lack of information, are deeply engaging in key diplomatic blunders that has the potential of publicly embarrassing the image of our party and derailing the efforts of the party Leader who is currently working closely with the diplomatic community in his new role as the senior government special envoy and Ambassador to unravel most of the crucial territorial and diplomatic disputes among and in neighbouring African countries such as Togo, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc and among some European countries at large.
These observations have been raised by senior party executives and others within who have expressed various concerns and caution against some party executives and members from meddling and interfering in sensitive diplomatic issues and disputes that seeks to indict and soil our party’s image in the diplomatic and international community. At best, critical and prior information should be sought by all members.
Ghana’s position and vote against the recognision of Jerusalem as the capital of ISRAEL is Sovereign and all must respect it as such. However, leadership of our party has not sanctioned any call for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambasador to Ghana for his latest outburst.
We recognize the senssitive nature of this matters and we advice all members to be circumspect in their pronouncements and public conduct.
PNC National Treasurer