Togolese Nationals encouraged to flee to Ghana due to political unrest

Togolese Nationals encouraged to flee to Ghana due to political unrest

-Following unrest in neighboring Togo, residents have been advised to move to Ghana

-The calls were made by a Togolese National who was addressing the ‘weak’ who might be affected by the protests

-Some political protests have erupted in Togo in which protesters are seeking to end the political regime of the Gnassingbe family

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Some Togolese nationals have been urged to migrate to Ghana following some political upheaval that have erupted in the country leading to the death of some 7 nationals and arrests of more than 2 dozen people.

Togolese Nationals encouraged to flee to Ghana due to political unrest

Protesters in Togo

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Protests of the opposition party in Togo turned bloody and led to attacks causing the deaths of 7 Togolese citizens and the arrest of leading members of the opposition protest.

Speaking in an interview with Joy News, Favour Nunoo, a citizen of Togo urged her countrymen and women to flee to Ghana to save themselves. She indicated that the battle was not for everyone. She addressed he petition to pregnant women and children who were too weak to fight to come out of their houses and flee to Ghana.

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She indicated that all three bordering countries with Togo including Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin were to expect influx of some Togolese due to the clashes that seem to be getting out of control.

The main objective of the protestors is to bring to an end the political rule of the Gnassingbe family who have held on to the reins of power for the past 50 years.

The protestors have hinted of further action to ensure that the Gnassingbe dynasty is no more.

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Faure Gnassingbe who is the current president of Togo took over the seat of government from his father in 2005 after he had been in power since 1967. Faure has won all 3 elections organized by the country’s electoral commission since he assumed office.

Faure Gnassingbe is the current Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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