John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the leading opposition party, the NDC has asserted that the country would not sit aloof and watch a section of some people claim part ownership of the country citing that “Ghana’s land belongs to Ghana.”
According to the former president, Ghana is a sovereign nation and the cohabitation, as well as the harmony among its people for the past years, must not be destroyed by few selfish individuals.
“Just a few days ago some unknown persons came to block roads claiming that Volta region is theirs so they want their independence. Ghana’s land belongs to Ghana, Ghana is a sovereign republic and nobody can claim a part of Ghana. When Rawlings built Ghana, we were all part.
“All of us come together to make Ghana so we cannot sit aloof and watch some people take Ghana. If it’s so, then everyone will trace their history and come for a part of their share, which will not be a good thing. What brings us together is the fact that we are all Ghanaians,” Mahama noted while addressing a gathering in the Bono region where he is currently campaigning ahead of the December 7 elections.
John Mahama’s comment comes off as a response to the recent attacks metered against the state by some members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, a frontline of the Western Togoland Restoration agenda demanding sovereignty and independence from Ghana.
Most recent of the group’s attack was when some armed men suspected to be members of the separatist group attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta regional capital, Ho.
During the attack, two vehicles were destroyed including a 14-seater bus with registration number GG-4054-19 which was burnt totally while the second bus with registration number GG-1737-19 had parts of it burnt.
This recent attack follows a series of attacks that have been metered against the state. An earlier attack was levelled against the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
During the attack, they made away with all the firearms of the police and joined their colleagues at the Aveyime Police Station, seized two police vehicles, and injured an officer
In light of all this, the government is steadily in putting efforts to help calm situation while the police carry out a raid to bring perpetrators to book.