President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government will deal with the secessionist groups advocating independence of the Volta region as Western Togoland.
Speaking for the first time about the attacks of these groups in some parts of the Volta region in recent times, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “It is just a handful of people; these secessionists".
"We will deal with them".
"I have no doubt about it but there is no value for this country if I start making hysterical statements".
"I trust the security agencies, the armed forces, the police, I trust their leadership and intelligence agencies and I know they are all working very hard to make sure that this matter is dealt with as quickly as possible.”
Nana Akufo-Addo said this in an interview on Accra-based Hello FM in Kumasi on Wednesday, 30 October 2020.
Different secessionist groups who claim to be Western Togolanders, have launched attacked in different parts of the Volta Region.
In the first attack on Friday, 25 September 2020, they seized two police stations, took the officers hostage and stole weapons from the armouries after blocking entry and exit points in the Volta Region.
Subsequently, they torched two buses at the Ho STC yard on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has also described them as mere criminals chasing after a nonexistent nation.
He told Osei Bonsu on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen political talk show on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, that: “We are a very peaceful nation”, adding: “In fact, the most peaceful nation in West Africa”, according to the “global peace index and we’ve been independent since 1957 and generally, Ghana has not been a place where you’d find these sorts of issues coming up”.
“But recently, you’ve heard people talking that Ghana is not truly Ghana and I don’t understand it”, a perplexed Dr Bawumia said.
“I want to understand where they are coming from. That’s why I think it’s just criminal because the history doesn’t support what they are purporting”, he asserted.