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Togo’s Political Instability Must End -Akufo-Addo …As He Receives Progress Report on Peace Process  

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 By Frank Amponsah

The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his continuous commitment to see an end to the political instability in neighbouring country Togo.

According to him, he is fully committed to do whatever he can to help in mediating to see a positive resolution of the impasse, stressing that “it is in our interest to see a stable Togo where democracy thrives for the betterment of the people.”

The President said this when he welcome the 14 opposition political parties demanding limited presidential terms in Togo to a mediation meeting in Accra, yesterday.

As part of the mediation process, President Akufo  Addo recently visited Togo where he held a closed-door meeting with Faure Gnassingbe and leaders of the main opposition parties who were initially pushing for presidential term limits.

He believes that there was the need to keep the momentum of mediation alive since it is an intergral part of finding lasting solutions to the problems.

Nana Akufo-Addo also indicated that since the last meeting in Togo, there has been some positive gains as regards peace in the country and hopes that moving forward, both sides of the political divide will see reason for maintaining peace.

He also appealed to stakeholders to look into how they can advance the consultations on the political crisis which has engulfed the country within these few months.

He said: “We must keep the dialogue moving,” he said and added that interested parties in the crisis would not be prepared to compromise the principles of peace, freedom and security of their people and hence will see reason to smoke the peace pipe.

The 14 opposition political parties that are demanding limited presidential terms in Togo, yesterday meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House.

The team was to pesent report on progress made so far in the ongoing dialogue aimed at restoring peace in Togo.

This meeting comes weeks after 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.

President Akufo-Addo has been a mediator in the political crisis in that country after weeks of protests against President Faure Gnassignbe.

President Akufo-Addo had stated that his administration has been working behind closed-doors in an attempt to bring the political crisis to a closure and that his government was in talks with Togolese officials to address the crisis.

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