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Reasons why the military would remain in the Volta and Oti Regions after the registration exercise

Reports making waves indicate that, the government has sent military personnel to the Volta and Oti regions.The soldiers are camped in the border districts and towns. The reason for their (soldiers) presence in those regions has not been made public by government. But, it is believed that, the ruling New Patriotic Party wants to prevent some perceived Togolese from participating in the forthcoming voter registration exercise.

The Nana Addo led government has been backlashed by the opposition National Democratic Congress. The main opposition party is claiming that, the ruling New Patriotic Party wants to use intimidating strategies to prevent scores of potential Ghanaian voters in it's strongholds from taking part in this all-important exercise.

The reason could be far from preventing foreigners from getting their names onto the electoral roll.

There are on-going terrorist attacks in the West African sub-region. Cote D'voire, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in particular have been victims of these attacks. These attacks have claimed many lives in the past thirty (30) days or so.

The growing secessionist movement in the Volta and Oti regions is a recipe for violence during the registration process. The presence of the military would curb the tendancy of militia activities and any destabilisation acts.

Is the government right to deploy the military to those regions?

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