By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
The founder of the One Love Family sect, Ibadan, Satguru Maharaj ji, has asked the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to apologies to the Federal Government and 723 Nigerians that were deported from his country over sundry allegations.
Maharaj ji’s reaction came barely 48 hours after Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, disclosed the deportation while protesting against the action of the Ghanaian government to Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.
He warned that the President could be risking his life if he failed apologies to the deportees and order their return because the action was an apparent violation of African Union, AU and Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS treaties on African unity.
“It is sad that another discriminative act against Nigerians living abroad has been perpetrated again. We are just getting over the issue of xenophobia in South Africa. And now, Nigerians living peacefully in Ghana have been deported.”
He urged Akufo-Addo to revisit the AU and ECOWAS conventions signed previously and immediately retract the action, saying, we all have rights to live in all African countries.
Maharaj ji however cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against retaliation because it could trigger confrontation between both countries and the citizens would suffer.
According to him, the President should also query Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for their inability to foresee the act and liaise with the Ghanaian government to prevent the act.
On the need to give youth’s elective positions, Maharaj ji lamented that many youths seeking public offices in the election lack required knowledge to perform efficiently in the office they seek to occupy.
He said: “The youths need to serve and while doing that, they will acquire knowledge and leadership skills to excel in that office. But many today have not acquire the needed tools and they want to acquire office.”