Nigeria Rules Out War Of Words With Ghana Over Demolition Of Its Embassy
The Nigerian Presidency said on Wednesday that it would not engage Ghana in war of words following the demolition of parts of its building, which is under construction in the Nigerian Embassy in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Recall that President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana had, on Tuesday, called President Muhammadu Buhari to tender sincere apologies for demolition of a building on th premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
Akufo-Addo had informed President Buhari that he had directed full investigation into the incident.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, in an interview with State House Correspondents, said both leaders would resolve the issue diplomatically.
Shehu said: “The President of Ghana has called and regretted the action and apologised to the President of Nigeria. I think he has shown leadership in the matter and what should Nigeria do; these are two leading countries in West Africa.
“Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana. This cannot happen. So, the two leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, who is much respected in Africa, they all call him ‘Baba’ (Father), so he is bound to show restraint.”
The presidential media aide added that “Matters such as this when they arise, is always better when they arise, they should be resolved diplomatically. No, there shouldn’t be a fight between Nigeria and Ghana, this will not happen.”