The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ademola Oluseyi Onafowokan has condemned the National Security and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), for demolishing campaign billboards of Nigerian politicians in Ghana.
The Ambassador said he would not have protested the demolishing of the billboards, if indeed they contravened the laws of Ghana.
“If they contravened the laws of Ghana and they are demolished, yes I would understand because I would not support lawlessness and recklessness, but if they seek [sought] permission of AMA, and they approve of it, very well and good,” he said.
The mounting of Nigerian political billboards on principal streets of Accra became the subject of discussion after a senior fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), Vladimir Antwi-Danso, described it as a security threat to Ghana.
Onafowokan argued that since the relationship between some former leaders in Ghana and Nigeria are not too warm, allowing the mounting of billboards could have dire consequences, not just on the international scene, but in local politics.