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I am not hidden anywhere; invite me properly through my lawyers- 'Western Togoland' leader tells Gov't

The leader of the so called Western Togoland, Charles Kormi Kudzordzi, has debunked claims by the Government of Ghana that he has fled the country after his independence declaration.

Papavi, leader  of so called Western Togoland

Popularly called "Papavi," or grandfather, the 85-year-old said in a broadcast that he does not know why the government is searching for him, fearing he could be harmed.

"To look for me, I don't know the reason, to take me somewhere, I don't know what they are going to do to me," he said.

He continued: "Human as I am, I will not present myself. I am in the country anyway, I have not traveled or hidden anywhere but I want the government to show maturity. Invite me legally through my lawyers and I will present myself.

Last week, the "Homeland Study Group Foundation" led by Papavi announced their independence from Ghana at a public gathering of its adherents.

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Since then, security agents have mounted a coordinated manhunt for the man behind the so-called breakaway from Ghana of the Volta Region and some parts of the Northern and Upper East regions.

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