Rawlings denies commenting on Western Togoland saga

Source The Ghana Report/Sefanam Agbobli

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied media reports indicating he has reached out to the Presidency on the Western Togoland Separatist group.

A statement issued from the office of the former President distanced him from the issue saying “the former President intends to issue a statement on the developments in due course”.

The Homeland Study group foundation has been making demands for the Volta region and other parts of the country including parts of the Northern, North-East, Oti, and Upper East Region to be separated from Ghana.

Leader of the group, Charles Kormi Kudzodzi on Saturday,November 16, 2019, declared the area Independent from Ghana.

“From midnight of November 16, 2019, entering into Sunday, November 17, 2019, we’re now Western Togoland state” he announced to a cheerful crowd.

The group also took to social media to announce their Independence.

“Today the 16th of November 2019, the leader of Western Togoland independence Charles Kormi Kudzodzi has announced the separation of Western Togoland from Ghana. He sighted numerous reasons as the bases for which the union that was not established must not be recognized. More information will soon reach the General public soon,” they wrote on Facebook.

Following the Independence declaration, eleven (11) members of the group have been arrested and some charged with treason felony.

Some media reports alleged former President Rawlings had waded into the developments regarding the separatist group Homeland Study Group Foundation in the Volta region.

But the statement from his office clarified saying “Former President Rawlings has neither written to Government or made any public statement on the separatist declaration.”

It further urged the public and the media to disregard the reports making rounds.

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