Home / GENERAL NEWS / It Is An Obligation As ECOWAS Countries – Ken Agyapong Supports Sending Of Soldiers To Niger
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong,
Kennedy Agyapong

It Is An Obligation As ECOWAS Countries – Ken Agyapong Supports Sending Of Soldiers To Niger

Spread the love

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, who is also the Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of the House, has backed the sending of Ghanaian troops to Niger in case the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) activates military invasion.

The West African sub-regional body has asked member states to form a stand-by force as an option to resolving the crisis in Niger.

The bloc wants President Mohamed Bazoum released from house arrest and reinstated as the constitutionally-elected head of state.

Ecowas’ Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff is scheduled to meet in Accra on Thursday, August 17 to decide the way forward on restoring constitutional order in Niger.

See also  Niger Coup: What Ghana’s Defence Minister Told ECOWAS Defence Chiefs At Accra Meeting

Speaking in an interview on TV3‘s New Day on Wednesday, August 16, Mr Agyapong, who was a member of the Ecowas Parliament, said the action by a combined West African force will serve as a deterrent to other states in the sub-region.

“We have an obligation as Ecowas countries and you cannot run away from it,” he said.

For him, the action “should serve as a deterrent because coups d’etat is becoming rampant in Ecowas so we should use Niger to serve as a deterrent and say anybody who tries again, Ecowas will come after them and this is not the first time”.

See also  Akuapem Poloo Jailed Three Months

He valued high Ghana’s contribution of troops to the force, saying the country remains an important member of Ecowas.

“In fact, the second most important country in West Africa is Ghana. I’ve been an Ecowas member [of Parliament] before so it is an obligation.”

He stressed that coups should not be countenanced in the sub-region as they are becoming one too many.

“If we make a mistake and we allow coups d’etat all over West Africa, tomorrow it will be me and you and the first thing is that the two of us will go to jail first before anybody,” he told host Roland Walker.

See also  Video: Couple Of Coups May Happen In West Africa Between Now And June 2023 – Prof. Aning

“They will dissolve Parliament, they will arrest journalists, check all the coups. So, the security of this county is very very important and no matter the amount of money prevention is better than cure. Prevention will not cost you as much as you are curing it.”


Watch the video below:






THANK YOU for constantly reading stories on MyGhanaMedia.com,  news publishing website from Ghana. Kindly like, follow, comment and SHARE stories on all social media platforms for more entertaining updates!


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113
Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/myghanamedia3


Source:  MyGhanaMedia.com /


There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia.com daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.







Send your news stories to my[email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719


About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

NPP Reacts To Alan Kyerematen’s Resignation From The Party

Spread the love The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the resignation of its former Minister …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *