The president of Africa Eye Mr. Yahaya Alhassan , an online news portal and think- tank to promote and wipe the wrong impression about the continent has condemn the action by the Nevada governor, Brian Sandoval as a clear case of racism.
Speaking in an interview in Accra, Mr Alhassan questioned how the governor refused to exchange pleasantries with …; and has consequently described it as inhumane.
He described the stage shun of the director of State protocol Mr. Hassan Ahmed as an assault on the dignity of every African which should not be countenanced.
He wondered if the governor would have done same to a state official from developed countries like United Kingdom, Canada or Germany.
He said “What is wrong leading and accompanying one’s president to the stage ?. That is exactly what Ambassador Hassan was doing as part of the protocol discussions prior to the President’s speech as we are made to understand.
“ Handshaking is a universal way of greeting and in our culture, it would be snobbish to refuse to extend hand or reject hand,” he added.
Mr . Alhassan described Mr. Ahmed as a renowned Ghanaian diplomat ,a father and family head who deserve every respect within and outside Ghana.
Lecturer at the university of Ghana Business School Dr. Thomas Buabeng said if Mr. Hassan Hamid was unaware of the protocol procedure and violated the rules, the governor should have found a more diplomatic and decorum way to address the situation considering the presence of the world media than just snubbing him.