Ghana-Togo Solidarity Rally to Be Held Tomorrow
The Ghana-Togo Solidarity Movement is scheduled to hold a rally at Kawukudi Park in Accra on Saturday, 16 December, 2017, at 9:00am.
The purpose of the rally is to call on the international community to intervene and end “the atrocious repression of innocent civilians that is currently on-going in Togo according to the dictates of International Humanitarian Law”.
Spokesperson for the Ghana-Togo Solidarity Movement, Ibrahim Irbard, said on Friday, 15 December, 2017, that, they appreciate the efforts being made by governments within the sub-region to end the crisis “but the time has come for the feuding factions to sit round the negotiating table to jaw-jaw in order to prevent a possible spill-over into the Republic of Ghana and other neighbouring countries”.
“We call on all people who believe in justice, peace and freedom to join us drum home these key points to prod the international community into further and more pragmatic action to end the Togolese crisis,” he added.
There have been several protests by opposition parties and activists calling on Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe, to step down and allow democratic processes to prevail in Togo.
The protestors are demanding an end to what they described as a Gnassingbe dynasty.
President Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself was in charge of Togo for 38 years.