The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised red flags over what it believes is a clandestine move by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to set up voters registration centres in neighbouring Togo.
“Information available to the Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) indicates that, an STC bus with registration number GE8147-16, with staff and NADMO Directors, including the Director-General, Nana Agyemang Prempeh, police and military officers have been dispatched to the Republic of Togo on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020,” read a statement issued by the Volta Regional Secretariat of the NDC.
“Further information revealed that, Six (6) heavy-duty cargo trucks fully loaded with assorted relief items like rice, cooking oil as well as students’ mattresses, have been deployed to Togo earlier,” the NDC said as it gave details of the registration numbers of the trucks headed for Togo and their drivers.
“Ordinarily, this development wouldn’t have piqued our interest whatsoever, but then, it’s a fact that our neighbours in Togo are going to the polls on February 22nd, 2020. To the best of our knowledge, Togo has not been met by any disaster or catastrophe lately that should warrant any such aid from the government of Ghana,” the NDC noted.
“Are these items, in any way, being shipped off to stock a candidate’s reserves ostensibly to help influence a section of the Togolese electorate to vote in this candidate’s favor? Why is the government suddenly feeling generous and has decided to pay a casual visit to our compatriots (Ghanaians) resident in Togo, with gifts in hand. But has the NPP accepted that our compatriots resident in Togo are now actually Ghanaians?”
This statement corroborates information picked up by Whatsup News late Wednesday night as the convoy snaked secretly into Togo.
No official government statement has been issued yet in connection with the strange movement into Togo.
Coup Plot Suspect, Col. Gameli’s Family Demand His Release
The family of Col. Kojo Gameli of the Ghana Armed Forces, who is being held along with nine others for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Akufo-Addo government, is demanding that he be granted bail.
Addressing the press at Vane Avatime in the Volta Region today, cousin of Col. Gameli, Senyo Onyami, accused the state of orchestrating a virtual kangaroo trial of the senior army officer.
“Out of the ten of them, only one of them has been granted bail. We are appealing with all humility that, our big brother should be granted bail, ” mr. Onyami underscored.
The family’s demand comes as the court has refused the suspects bail. Trial judge, Ryby Quayson, has said she does not trust that the suspects will not run away if they are granted bail.
Col. Samuel Kojo Gameli, according to his lawyers, was invited by his superiors for a meeting on September 23, 2019, and has remained in custody ever since.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General is moving to have Gershon Akpa, one of the suspects, discharged.