V/R minister wants to kill me – Volta ‘Separatist’ leader
The leader of the Volta region separatist group, ‘Homeland study group foundation’ Charles Kormi Kudjordji has accused the Volta regional Minister Dr. Archibald Letsa of plotting to kill him.
78-year-old Kudjordji and two others were on Wednesday arrested and charged with treason by the Volta Regional Police command for campaigning for the secession of the Volta region as an independent State.
The Homeland Study group Foundation has in the last one year been campaigning for the separation of the Volta region and parts of Northern and Upper East region to form the Western Togoland state, which they claim existed before independence in 1957.
However, speaking in an interview on Ultimate FM in Kumasi Thursday, Mr. Kudjordji said 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.
He also alleged that his arrest was based on the orders of the minister’s pronouncement.
“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.
“The New Patriotic Party (NPP) made a mistake by appointing him [Letsa] the regional minister…he will not be a profitable minister. 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.
“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,’ Mr. Kudjordji said.