MP challenges Akufo-Addo's authority to commit troops to Gambia

MP challenges Akufo-Addo's authority to commit troops to Gambia

Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu in the Volta Region, Kwame Governs Agbodza, has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo's decision to send troops over to the Gambia to participate in the ECOWAS mission to oust President Yahaya Jammeh should he refuse to step down.

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MP challenges Akufo-Addo's authority to commit troops to Gambia

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Mr. Kwame Governs Agbodza has inquired what comprehensive plans have been drawn by the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to actually carry out the evacuation of Ghanaian residents in the country, should it come down to it.

Speaking to Joy FM's Elton Brobbey on Thursday, the Adaklu legislator said that the President sending troops to Gambia is equal to surrendering Ghana's sovereignty to ECOWAS.

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As part of the sub-regional body, Ghana has sent 205 infantry combat soldiers to participate in a military campaign that ECOWAS states intend to carry out in The Gambia should it come down to it.

This is a campaign stems from President Yahaya Jammeh's refusal to accept election results from the country's general elections held late last year; results he initially conceded to his opponent, Adama Barrow.

President Elect Adama Barrow, is currently in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, where he will be inaugurated at the Gambian embassy. Mr. Barrow was suppose to be inaugurated in Gambia, but due to the uncertainty, he will be inaugurated in the Gambian embassy in Senegal.

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MP challenges Akufo-Addo's authority to commit troops to Gambia

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