Member of Parliament for Adaklu in the Volta region, Kwame Governs Agbodza has insisted that the decision to close borders in the Volta region prior to the 2020 polls had nothing to do with Covid-19.
Speaking on TV3, he said the decision was a deliberate attempt to stop Ghanaians coming from Togo to participate in the 2020 general elections.
According to him, as at the time the border was closed, persons with Covid-19 in the country could be counted with the fingers.
“I think if you have ever lived in a border town, you will realize that the economies of those towns rely heavily on crossing the border to do genuine business. And I have never doubted the fact that the reason NPP closed particularly, the borders of the Western Region and Volta Region, has nothing to do with Covid. In fact, as at the time President Akufo-Addo ordered the military into the Volta Region during the registration and all those things, you could count the number of people who had Covid with the fingers; there were more Covid patients in Ghana in dozens”.
“So it had nothing to do with Covid, it was simply a calculated attempt to actually intimidate, beat up people in Volta Region, stop people they perceive to be Ghanaians who are in Togo, who are coming to vote and they are shy of pulling them out because people will ask ‘is the Covid over?'” he intimated.