Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has praised chiefs in the Oti and Volta Regions for dissociating themselves from the Western Togoland separatist, who claim the regions are part of their territory.
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“Wise and timely intervention by our venerable Volta
and Oti Chiefs. Long live our revered Chiefs,” the legislator wrote in a
post sighted by MyNewsGh.com.
The Western Togoland separatists recently declared
themselves independent as a secessionist country from Ghana. The separatists
claimed that its territory covers parts of Volta, Oti, Northern, Savannah,
North East and the Upper East Region.
But government swiftly debunked their claims, stressing that
Ghana’s territory remained unchanged, and that it was pursuing the separatists
and would arrest and prosecute them. Several of them are currently facing
The Volta Region House of Chief declared in a statement disowning the separatist: “The Volta Regional House of Chiefs wishes to make it categorically clear that the Volta and the Oti regions and their chiefs and people remain a part of the sovereign state of Ghana, and, as such, continue to be and remain Ghanaians, and will continue to owe their allegiance to the sovereign state of Ghana.”
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Okudzeto Ablakwa who hails from the Volta criticised the
group for seeking to foment trouble in the country, and has therefore welcomed
the decision of the chief to disown the separatist group.
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