The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli state and President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV has downplayed the impact of the activities of the Ho-based separatist group, seeking the secession of the Volta region from the rest Ghana.
According to him, the activities of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, which is leading the secession campaign, amounts to nothing but a wishful thinking that cannot see the light of day.
The group recently intensified their activities campaigning for the separation of the Volta Region and parts of the Northern and Upper East regions into the Western Togoland State which they claim existed before Ghana’s independence.
Three kingpins of the group are currently facing treason charges at the Ho high court following their arrest on Mrach 7, 2017.
However, addressing members of the Central Region house of chiefs on Thursday, Togbe Afede urged Ghanaians to ignore the activities of the separatist group as the people of the Volta region have no intention of any seceding from Ghana.
He said Ghanaians should not habour any fear as the activities of the ‘handful’ of individuals cannot pose any security threat to the country.
Togbe Afede, who is the past President of the Volta region house of Chiefs, believes the recent arrest of the some members of the secessionist group has given them nationwide prominence, since their activities in the past went unnoticed.
‘This handful of people have been pursuing this for so years now, and I don’t think pose any security threat to our country. I believe they were lucky to have been arrested and that’s appears to have given the platform and many Ghanaians got to know about them. Left to me, they should have been ignored as it was in the past,’ he stated and assured that, Volta region will forever remain part of Ghana.
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