The National Democratic Congress, NDC has described as an intimidatory tactic coupled with a long standing tribal agenda by the NPP as what has accounted for the deployment of military personnel in the Volta Region.
Over the weekend, it was noticed that government deployed more military personnel to the Volta and Oti regions on the blind side of Parliament, ahead of the compilation of a new voters’ register which has sparked a lot of controversies amongst Ghanaians.
Residents in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region had expressed concern over the rise in the number of security personnel amid allegations of abuse, a situation which some said was causing fear among them.
Addressing the press in Aflao on Monday, June 29, 2020, the Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Franklin Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, said the governing party has held a long standing notion that Voltarians are not Ghanaians and that has accounted for the government’s decision to deploy soldiers to the area ahead of the forthcoming voters registration exercise.
Meanwhile, the Volta caucus on the Minority side in Parliament has given the government a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw the security personnel from Ghana’s borders in the Volta Region.
The Chairman of the Volta Caucus, Emmanuel Bedzrah, who spoke at the NDC’s bi-weekly press briefing, said According to the Caucus, the deployment is an attempt to intimidate residents of the Volta Region in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise.
He made the call on the backdrop of the deployment of military personnel to some parts of the country.
For his part, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa also dispelled the claim that the military deployment has been done across all borders in the country.
He said, checks in the Western Region revealed that there were no military personnel at the borders.