Ghana opposition warn president on Niger troop plans

Ghanaian opposition lawmakers have raised alarms regarding the proposed ECOWAS initiative to potentially employ military intervention in Niger, aimed at reinstating constitutional order within the nation.

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are calling President Nana Akufo-Addo to cease all preparations for the deployment of Ghanaian military for this mission immediately.

According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee, the Ghanaian Parliament has not yet engaged in talks on this problem, in contrast to other nations that have had the opportunity to deliberate on these matters and approve necessary resolutions.

“President Akufo-Addo lacks a mandate from the Ghanaian people in this regard… We firmly believe that resorting to military intervention is not the optimal course of action.” Members of Ghana’s minority party support for diplomacy and constructive dialogue as preferred settlement methods. He stated.

Mr Ablakwa articulated, “Our valiant Ghanaian soldiers should be kept removed from the impending risks of violence and the escalating geopolitical tensions, which could lead to extensive destabilization in an already precarious region.”

Minority lawmakers in Ghana maintain that the nation’s limited resources should be channeled towards addressing the country’s economic struggles, especially in the wake of a $3 billion (£2.4 billion) International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout.

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