Volta regional minister wants me dead - Leader of separatist group

The founder of the separatist group called Homeland study group Charles Kormi Kudjordji claimed the regional minister during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament suggested that he should be charged with treason for calling for a secession of the Volta region to Western Togoland State.

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Speaking on Kumasi-based Ultimate FM, Kudjordji said the Volta Regional Minister who ordered the arrest of him and two other members of the group is against their beliefs.

He claimed the regional minister during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament suggested that he should be charged with treason for calling for a secession of the Volta region to Western Togoland State.

Dr Archibald Letsa earlier said some politicians join the meeting of the separatist group.

But Kudjordji said the minister is only causing confusion in the region.

“We don’t invite politicians to our meetings. Ghanaians must not suspect that it's the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which is pushing us, no, no politician has been giving us money, we don’t have a pesewa. That man (Archibald) is not a matured politician at all. If he were to be matured, he wouldn’t have been losing elections persistently.”

“If he could organise people to kill me in my house, he could do so, if he doesn’t wish me death, would he say they should charge me for treason and be killed, he told them that, in Ewe land if you tell somebody that I will show you, it’s an offence and it’s not good, that is what it means, he said kill him, that is what he said during the vetting, and that is what the police are doing, the police are acting on his advice,’" he pointed out.

The 78- year old man who is facing treason and possible death if charged refuted claims that they want to break away from Ghana.

He said he was ready to die for the cause should it come to that.

“If I die my name will remain in history books, but that is not what am looking for, am looking for the truth to be established, what is difficult about this on the part of Ghana, Nana Addo can easily do it, people are trying to confuse him including the regional minister?” he asked

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