Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has blamed the recent emergence of a secessionist group on the discriminatory nature of politics practiced in the country.
According to the legislator this usually plays on the psyche of many and it could be one of the factors fueling the secessionist movement.
A secessionist group by name Homeland Study Group has in recent times engaged in series of violent crimes threatening the security of the country.
Mr Ablakwa speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile on October 3, 2020, advised politicians to exercise some decorum in their speeches.
“Let’s avoid discriminatory politics and pronouncement. If you go to the Volta Region a lot of young people feel that in the political discourse the things that are said, voter registration, targetting of some constituency all feed into a certain narrative.”
“Now it appears we are dealing with three separate groups and it’s possible for terrorists to buy into secessionist activities and hide behind it to perpetuate more harm.
On educating people on the facts concerning the plebiscite, he said “I am for superior intelligence and public education. We should put out more education because there is a propaganda warfare out there and let’s revise our history and even include it in our curriculum”
In its most recent act of violence, Members of the Homeland Study Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, and set ablaze one of its buses.
The members also on Friday, September 25, 2020, also blocked major entries into the Volta Region. This action left travelers to and from the Volta Region, particularly areas such as Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong stranded.
The group burnt vehicle tyres and took control of two police stations, freeing suspects and taking weapons from the Armory.