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SUSTAIN PROGRESS THROUGH DIALOGUE; SUSPEND STREET DEMO-PREZ AKUFO-ADDO TO TOGO OPPOSITION

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The president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has urged the political actors of Togo to sustain the process made in solving the political stalemate in that country through dialogue and consultation.

Together with the president of the republic of Guinea, President Alpha Conde urged the Togo’s political actors.

On 27th June, 2018, in a statement issued, the president of Ghana and the president of Guinea, acting as co-facilitators of the dialogue process between the Togolese government, the ruling party and the coalition of 14 opposition parties in Togo, the two president uttered their satisfaction for the openness that widespread in the discussions.

His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and His Excellency Conde as well appealed to the opposition to suspend street demonstrations during the dialogue.

“They further commended the sense of responsibility of all parties, who exhibited their willingness to work together to ease the socio-political tensions and restore peace, harmony and cohesion among the various actors of the Togolese society,” the communique said.

The two president impelled all the political parties and actors to refrain from any action and behavior likely to pose a threat to the peace and stability in Togo and in the region.

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The president, Nana Akufo-Addo at meeting in Togo

The communique again stressed, “They urge the security forces to ensure that they carry out their law enforcement missions with professionalism, in compliance with the laws of the land”.

“They urge the security forces to ensure that they carry out their law enforcement missions with professionalism, in compliance with the laws of the land,” the communique stressed.

Whilst commending the Togolese government for the appeasement measures already taken, including the release of persons arrested during demonstrations held by the opposition, President Akufo-Addo and President Conde invited the Government to “study the possibility of extending the right to demonstrate to the entire national territory, in agreement with the opposition parties, with the aim of guaranteeing freedom of demonstration as well as the security of property and persons.”

President Akufo-Addo and President Alpha Conde will examine, in detail, the various concerns raised, and will submit a report at the next Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

 

Story by: Augustina Tetteh/Pinkfmonlinegh.com

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