The member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has called on governtment to conduct serious investigations into the evasive activities by the Trans-volta Togoland secessionist groups.
The Raking Member of Foreign Affairs Committee in Facebook post on Sunday maintained that the rise of the so called secessionist groups in the Volta Region threatens the peace of the Region and Ghana as a whole and should not be taken lightly; adding that there is a need to ascertain whether the secessionist groups are not being used by what he described as "evil elements" to pursue different agenda as the whole of Tongu and Anlo are not part of the historical Western Togoland.
"The demand for independent, credible and impartial investigations into the circumstances of last Friday’s disturbance is hereby renewed. Considering that security chiefs indicate that the perpetrators were largely from outside my constituency; we need to know exactly who they are?
How are they being funded and by who? How did they obtain those sophisticated weapons? Who is training them? Where are they being trained? Who are the real masterminds and chief architects? How many of these so-called secession groups now exist out there beyond the five provided by the Regional Minister in a recent revelation made via a media interview?
How sure are we that secession is not being used as a ruse by some evil elements to pursue different agendas particularly as the whole of Tongu and Anlo have never been a part of the historical Western Togoland demarcation? Why is our national security apparatus so far failing to be ahead of these groups with credible intelligence?" He asked rhetorically.
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