Voters Registration: Akuffo-Addo Assures Volta Chiefs Of Investigations Into Alleged Military Brutalities

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Some chiefs from the Volta Region have said that the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured them of sanctioning a probe into allegations of torture and abuse of the rights of some Voltarians during the voter registration exercise.

This was revealed by Togbe Adzongaga Amenya Fiti of the Aflao Traditional Area.

“The President in his own knowledge said he is going to constitute a committee to go into the happenings in the country. We the chiefs are solidly behind the president’s action he is going to take,” Togbe Adzongaga Amenya Fiti said.

They also disclosed that the President had given them assurances despite suggestions by some NPP appointees that chiefs from the Volta Region were in bed with the opposition National Democratic Congress.

There had been allegations that military personnel assigned to the region were engaged in some abuses in a bid to suppress and intimidate potential voters in the NDC stronghold.

The chiefs revealed thus during a visit by the Chief of the Ewe Community in Lapla, a suburb of Bongase in the Bono region to petition the chiefs on recent incidents in their community.

The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV was among the three chiefs, and he also slammed the posturing of the government appointees of the Volta Region on the matter.

“The people of Volta Region deserve better from those who call themselves our political leaders and who serve as our representation in government,” he said.

The chief said, “taking bootlicking to this extent through lies just to gain favour and doing so against your own people is quite an abomination.”

“Truth has become a very scarce commodity in our politics sadly and these kinds of lies deny victims of bad politics the justice they deserve,” Togbe Afede added.

Source: TheBBCghana.Com
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