NPP Ashanti Regional Secretary, Sam Pyne has admonished Ghanaians and the government not to entertain the separatist group in the Volta Region.
The separatists have recently carried out a series of attacks in the Region, calling on the government to grant them independence to become an autonomous country.
The group claims they own some territories in the Volta Region and further argues that their forefathers signed a 50-year agreement with Ghana, then leadership of Gold Coast, to unite with Ghana and now that the 50 years has elapsed, they demand to be independent.
Popularly called the ”Western Togolanders”, the group no more wants to associate with Ghana.
They attacked some Police stations and also set fire to a bus belonging to the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Region in protest against the Government of Ghana.
Addressing the issue on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’, Sam Pyne bemoaned the group saying they have no right to make demands to become a country.
To him, there is no need for the government and the group to go the negotiation table as some critics have suggested.
“Some people have suggested that we should hold negotiations with them. Who should negotiate with them? Do we know them? Immediately you do that, then you’re legitimizing them,” he insisted.
He described the group as a criminal group.
“We don’t recognize that group . . . I don’t agree with them today, tomorrow or next week. They must know it’s a criminal activity like the Vice President said. It is purely criminal to do,” he said.
Sam Pyne further urged the security agencies to be proactive and bring the secessionist group to order.
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