Our security agencies will deal with separatists group-Prez
President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that the security agencies are up to task and dealing with the activities of the separatists group seeking to secede from Ghana.
Reacting to the issue for the first time, the president said he first in our security agencies and they will handle it with the utmost urgency.
“Institutions are in place, the security agencies are doing their work, they’ve started already and we’ll see results.
What’s happening in the Volta Region is just by a handful of people. These secessionists. We will deal with them. I have no doubt about it,” the President said in an interview on Wednesday.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Mr Akufo-Addo said he has hesitated in commenting on the matter in order to ensure that the country doesn’t panic in the face of the riots.
“If I panic, the country panics…There is no value for the country if I start making hysterical statements,” he said.
“That’s not the purpose of leadership. I am supposed to assure people that our country will work.”
We can, not so much as sleep and be complacent, but at least you can be steady and face what is coming. I trust the security agencies, I trust the Armed Forces, I trust the Police, I trust their leadership, the intelligence agencies, I know they are all working very very hard to make sure that this matter is dealt with as quickly as possible.”
He added that “the security agencies are doing their work. They have started already and we will see results.”