ITLOS ruling: Let’s depoliticize issues of national interest-CPP

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling in favour of Ghana calls for the depoliticization of issues in the country especially those that bother on national building, the Convention People’s Party (CPP)  has suggested.

“This ruling teaches us one thing. The lesson is that as politicians we should stop unnecessary politicization of every issue”, Ashanti Regional Communication of the party, Osei Kofi Akwah advised.

A team of experts from law to technical played various roles in the maritime dispute  between Ghana and its neighbours, Ivory Coast  that was last weekend  ruled by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)  in favour of Ghana.

Aside former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong and the current one, Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo, several others were instrumental leading to the landmark ruling where it was unanimously agreed  that the single maritime boundary for the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf within and beyond 200 nm starts at BP 55+ with the coordinates 05° 05’ 23.2”N, 03° 06’ 21.2’’ W in WGS 84 as a geodetic datum and is defined by turning points A, B, C, D, E, F with the following coordinates and connected by geodetic lines:

Commenting on the ruling on Kumasi based Hello FM, the elated outspoken politician said, “It is time we put politics aside and think of helping develop Ghana irrespective of a political party in power”.

“If we all show our love for this country and stop NPP and NDC politics, this nation we soon be a better place for all of us to live”, Mr. Osei Kofi Akwah pointed out.

“We all know Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong as an NDC person but she never stayed back to join the current Attorney General Gloria Akufo  in bringing this victory”, praising the late President Atta Mills, former President John Mahama and current President Akufo-Addo for their various roles played.

According to the CPP’s communications officer, what the two astute  female  lawyers have done should be celebrated to serve as a new way to building the country.

“If CPP comes to power, we should allow people who can do work to do it being it NDC, NPP, PNC person without discrimination”, he promised.


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