"Serb nationalists" hired to spark "insurrection" in Ghana?

Former presidential candidate in Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been accused of attempting to overthrow the country's authorities.

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And he is doing this with the help of several Serbians, local media are reporting the accusations against the country's former foreign minister.

Akufo-Addo is "the flag bearer" for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 election. A prominent role in his alleged attempt to threaten the state and national security is reportedly played by a group of unnamed citizens of Serbia.

"We have read and heard of a report concerning some Serbian nationalists who were brought into the country by the head of Nana Akufo-Addo’s security to train selected people across the country in the act of civil insurrection," said Baah Acheamfuor, the leader of a group known as Save NPP Now, described as "a known critic of Akufo-Addo", and added:

“This dangerous training, which threatens our national security was assaulting the pillars of power."

He also asserted that the party was under "intolerant military rule."

“In recent times, we have witnessed the open manifestation of the flag bearer’s attraction to violence through the procurement of services of foreign experts who have variously been described as mercenaries," Acheamfuor said.

According to reports, "four Serbian citizens in charge of combat training" had arrived in Ghana.

The center-right New Patriotic Party lost its parliamentary majority in 2012, as the National Democratic Congress, that leans toward social-democratic ideas, won 148 out of 275 seats.

Parliamentary elections in Ghana will be held on November 7.

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