By Riches Soberekon
Ghanaian opposition lawmakers are concerned about the proposed EOWAS military intervention in Niger and are urging President Akufo-Addo to halt all preparations for Ghanaian troops to be deployed.
They argue that the Ghanaian Parliament has not yet had the opportunity to discuss or vote on the issue, and that President Akufo-Addo does not have a mandate from the Ghanaian people to send troops to Niger.
They also believe that military intervention is not the best course of action and that diplomacy and dialogue are more likely to be successful.
Mr. Ablakwa emphasized the importance of protecting Ghanaian soldiers from potential risks and preventing further destabilization in the region.
Minority lawmakers in Ghana believe that addressing the country’s economic struggles should be the priority, given the recent IMF bailout. They advocate for Ghana to avoid getting involved in a “proxy geopolitical confrontation.”
The ECOWAS intervention in Niger is being proposed in response to the recent coup d’état that overthrew the democratically elected government.
The coup leaders have promised to hold elections, but the ECOWAS countries are concerned that they will not follow through on their promise. They believe that military intervention is necessary to restore constitutional order in Niger.