Ghana Deploys Military In The Opposition Strongholds Ahead Of Election

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  • Ghana has deployed the army to the volatile Volta region in preparation for the presidential election scheduled for December 7.
  • On the other hand, the government has insisted that military deployment has been done in the most vulnerable regions in the country to prevent terror attacks.

Ghana has deployed the army to the volatile Volta region in preparation for the presidential election scheduled for December 7.

The Volta region is normally perceived as the opposition stronghold. Leaders from the region have cried foul lamenting that the move would lead to fear and intimidation to the local voters.

The Volta Regional House of Chief, as well as the opposition NDC, is now calling on the government to withdraw the military from the region.

On the other hand, the government has insisted that military deployment has been done in the most vulnerable regions in the country to prevent terror attacks. The government has also dismissed that the deployment is politically instigated.

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The government deployed the military after violence that erupted in September by the secessionists from western Togoland.

The latter, who want the creation of an independent state between Togo and Ghana, then placed roadblocks, attacked the police station,s and kidnapped members of the security forces.

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