President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, March 7, meet the 14 opposition political parties demanding limited presidential terms in Togo, at the presidency in Accra.
The meeting is to report on progress made so far in the ongoing dialogue aimed at restoring peace in Togo.
President Akufo-Addo on Monday, February 19, 2018, facilitated the holding of a dialogue between the Government of President Faure Gnassingbé, and the Coalition of 14 Togolese opposition parties, in Lome, Togo.
The meeting followed weeks after coalition of the 14 parties decided to suspend all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down, following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo and representatives of the government in Togo.
In October 2017, 26 Togolese and Ghanaians were arrested in Ghana for attempting to stage an unlawful demonstration over the political situation in their country.
According to the Accra Regional Police Operations Officer, Chief Superintendent Kwasi Ofori, about 300 Togolese had to be dispersed at the Kawukudi Park because their intended action was in clear breach of Ghana’s public order act.
That was the second time Togolese nationals in Ghana tried demonstrating in solidarity with efforts back home by the opposition to have presidential term limits.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria’ President Mahammadu Buhari has been praising President Akufo-Addo for his efforts in resolving the political crises in Togo.
He commended his Ghanaian counterpart for brokering peace among the feuding political parties in Togo.
President Buhari made the commendation at the Independence Square in Accra during Ghana’s 61st Independence Day Celebration on the theme “Ghana Beyond Aid.”