Prosper Bani, then Interior Minister in the Mahama led government, has praised Ghana's decision to send troops to aid in ECOWAS's operation in The Gambia.
Ghana's government, according to popular reports, has sent 205 Infantry combat troops to join the ECOWAS joint regional campaign aimed to forcefully oust The Gambia's President of 22 years, Yahaya Jammeh, should he continue to refuse to step from office.
“I want to applaud the Armed Forces for such a move because Yahya Jammeh must heed to the people of the Gambia”. “Ghana is a legitimate member of ECOWAS and we will not be doing justice to the continent if we pull back,” he said
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Speaking to Onua FM's Bright Asempa, the former Interior Minister did advocate for further diplomatic effort since, according to him, military intervention will result in the loss of lives and the destruction of property.
“The people of Africa have chosen democracy and so if their will has resulted to the change of government, then it is up to Jammeh to heed to that... Should the forces of ECOWAS enter the Gambia, there will loss of lives and destruction of property so I will support extensive diplomatic resolution to the problem.”
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