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General News of Thursday, 9 March 2017


Volta Regional Minister wants me dead - Separatist leader alleges

The Founder of the Separatist group called Homeland study group foundation Charles Kormi Kudjordji has accused the Volta Regional Minister Dr Archibald Letsa of a perceived attempt to kill him.

He claimed the regional minister during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament suggested that he should be charged with treason for calling for a secession of the Volta region to Western Togoland State.

Speaking on Ultimate Breakfast Show hosted by Lantam Papanko, Mr Kudjordji alleged that the Volta Regional Police Command which arrested him and two members of the group are acting upon the minister’s pronouncement.

He further accused the regional minister of being the cause of the emerging confusion in the region saying the latter cannot be a profitable minister.

A livid Separatist leader dared the minister to organise his men to kill.

‘We don’t invite politicians to our meetings. Ghanaians must not suspect that its the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which is pushing us, no, no politician has been giving us money, we don’t have a pesewa. That man (Archibald) is not a matured politician at all. If he were to be matured, he wouldn’t have been losing elections persistently.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) made a mistake by appointing him the regional minister. He wore wellington boots by bringing this confusion now, he will not be a profitable minister. If he could organise people to kill me in my house, he could do so, if he doesn’t wish me death, would he say they should charge me for treason and be killed, he told them that, in Ewe land if you tell somebody that I will show you, its an offence and its not good, that is what it means, he said kill him, that is what he said during the vetting, and that is what the police are doing, the police are acting on his advice,’ he pointed out.

The 78- year old man who is facing treason and possible death if charged refuted claims that they want to breakaway from Ghana.

He questioned why the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has refused to rename Volta region to Western Togoland State.

‘In the interest of peace, am a Ghanaian, I do everything Ghanaian, my pension is paid by Ghana, but we want the truth to be known,’ he said.

Asked if he is prepared to die for this cause, he retorted, ‘If I die my name will remain in history books, but that is not what am looking for, am looking for the truth to be established, what is difficult about this on the part of Ghana, Nana Addo can easily do it, people are trying to confuse him including the regional minister? he asked’

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