is it a scheme to suppress votes in Volta?’ – South Tongu MP
The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, Mr Kobina Mensah Woyome, has approached the administration to sit up and hamburger up security in the area to forestall further exercises of the Western Togoland secessionist gathering.
This follows the mounting of street bars on significant section focuses to certain pieces of the Volta Region, including the South Tongu Constituency of the locale by Western Togolanders.
The gathering mounted the bars on Friday sunrise [25 September 2020] at Tefle intersection and Bakpa-Tademe.
Talking in a meeting with Class News’ Volta provincial journalist Albert Kuzor, the South Tongu MP stated: “What’s going on now, taking a gander at the plan in which it has happened, the planned idea of the entire action here, Mepe, Atimpoku, I hear Afiefe and a few different spots at a go, simultaneously, and the assaults on the police thusly, it puzzles me a piece.
“I don’t figure the security will rest and simply unwind and not have the option to be on top and in front of anything like this.
“Since, the manner in which it occurred, it implies they may have sat, arranged or purposely, individuals who should act, didn’t act; individuals who must be acting and keeping them from happening essentially simply didn’t have any desire to do and, along these lines, for huge names to be coming up this way, regardless of whether valid or false, which requires some examination in any case, it leaves such a great amount to be wanted and too many question marks.”
The South Tongu MP censured the activity of the gathering and the individuals behind its activities.
“Does it have some political suggestion? Is it on the grounds that the noise is this is the fortress of the resistance and, things being what they are, how about we create some turmoil and irritation all in all, perhaps, individuals don’t go to the surveys? Is that the arrangement? It’s simply awful”, Mr Woyome said.
“Presently, individuals are harmed, however I’m mindful that even a lady was taken shots at and, in this way, they’ve gotten her things including her ID card to pursue her to the emergency clinic to proceed to pay special mind to her and perceive how she’s faring.
“You can see blood stains on the ground and all that; that for me is inappropriate, it must not be going on.
“We’re in a nation that I realize that we have a generally excellent security framework set up however sadly, the way it’s going, it’s leaving too many question marks on our brains. The legislature must sit up,” he noted.
Mr Woyome further called for examinations concerning the issue.
“Would it be advisable for us to state that we can’t trust in our security framework any longer? That we ought to be here and someone comes to assault us and goes free without picking knowledge and keeping it from occurring. It leaves such a large number of inquiries unanswered on our brains and I feel that is a genuine issue, dislike the gathering isn’t known… “
“There are better approaches to this thing, not really the impeding of streets, regardless of whether you should obstruct the streets, I don’t figure you ought to go to the degree of assaulting police headquarters to the degree of shooting law authorization operators, and afterward harming them, and thus, being assaulted accordingly”.
“Every one of these things are unnecessary, we have to get into this issue”, he said.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, Mr Kobina Mensah Woyome, has called on the government to sit up and beef up security in the region to prevent further activities of the Western Togoland secessionist group.
This follows the mounting of road blockades on major entry points to some parts of the Volta Region, including the South Tongu Constituency of the region by Western Togolanders.
The group mounted the blockades on Friday dawn [25 September 2020] at Tefle junction and Bakpa-Tademe.
Speaking in an interview with Class News’ Volta regional correspondent Albert Kuzor, the South Tongu MP said: “What is happening now, looking at the scheme in which it has occurred, the coordinated nature of the whole activity here, Mepe, Atimpoku, I hear Afiefe and several other places at a go, at the same time, and the attacks on the police in this manner, it baffles me a bit.
“I don’t think the security will go to sleep and just relax and not be able to be on top and ahead of anything like this.
“Because, the way it happened, it means they might have sat, planned or deliberately, people who ought to act, didn’t act; people who must be acting and preventing them from happening simply just didn’t want to do and, so, for big names to be coming up like this, whether true or not true, which calls for some investigation anyway, it leaves so much to be desired and too many question marks.”
The South Tongu MP condemned the action of the group and the people behind its actions.
“Does it have some political undertone? Is it because the hearsay is that this is the stronghold of the opposition party and, so, let’s cause some confusion and disaffection so, maybe, people don’t go to the polls? Is that the plan? It’s just unfortunate”, Mr Woyome said.
“Now, people are hurt, but I’m aware that even a woman was shot at and, so, they’ve picked up her belongings including her ID card to chase her to the hospital to go and look out for her and see how she’s faring.
“You can see blood stains on the ground and all that; that for me is uncalled for, it must not be happening.
“We’re in a country that I know that we have a very good security system in place but unfortunately, the way it’s going, it’s leaving too many question marks on our minds. The government must sit up,” he noted.
Mr Woyome further called for investigations into the matter.
“Should we say that we cannot trust in our security system anymore? That we should be here and somebody comes to attack us and goes free without picking intelligence and preventing it from happening. It leaves too many questions unanswered on our minds and I think that is a serious matter, it’s not like the group is not known…”
“There are better ways to go about this thing, not necessarily the blocking of roads, even if you should block the roads, I don’t think you should go to the extent of attacking police stations to the extent of shooting law enforcement agents, and then hurting them, and as a result, being attacked in response”.
“All these things are needless, we need to get into this matter”, he said.