The eight were picked up in Ho on Sunday evening by a combined team of armed police and military personnel

Dean of the School of
Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Prof. Opanyin Kofi Agyekum, popularly
known as Opanyin Agyekum, has described the action of eight people who are agitating
for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent State from Ghana as
very unfortunate.

According to the
Professor, Ghana has come too far for things like that to happen. He said it is
unfortunate that an octogenarian (85 years old) is the one championing this
course.

“We have come to a
stage in our lives as Ghanaians that we should eliminate any form of tribalism
if not for anything let us learn from other countries who have suffered because
of tribal issues such as these,” he stated on Peace FM, monitored by Adomonline.

He further stated that
Ghana’s forefathers didn’t toil with their blood to gain independence for just
a few people to destroy it.

“We have come this far as Ghanaians because of tireless efforts of some individuals to see our generation and generations to come live in a peaceful environment. Kwame Nkrumah didn’t suffer for independence just for this to happen,” he stated.

The eight, led by
their chairman, Mr Charles Kormi Kudzodzi [Papavi Hogbedetor], an octogenarian
were picked up in Ho on Sunday evening by a combined team of armed police and
military personnel and airlifted to Accra.

This is the second
time members of the group have been arrested in a similar fashion.

According to the
police, they have gathered sufficient evidence including a constitution,
national emblem and anthem prepared by the eight arrested persons and others
for their supposed new country.

Source: Nana Aba Mensah | Adomonline



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