Dr. Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo, a Wa Central Member of Parliament (MP), has expressed fear that Ghana would suffer if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) continues its military action in Niger.
He claims that the action could result in a “protracted confrontation” and could destabilize the sub-region.
According to Dr. Pelpuo, the Russia Wagner mercenary force might use the predicament and get France to enter the conflict.
“What ECOWAS is doing is preparing West Africa for another stage of world conflict in which bombs will fly here and land in our various countries. That is how I see it.
“If they use force, France may say they will provide arms, and Russia will also say we will protect you, and by this give Wagner a force that will bring more arms,” he said.
He spoke these things on Dwaso Nsem of Adom FM.
“So by the time we realise, instead of using diplomatic means, there will be war due to counter reflections, and Ghana will become the target because Burkina Faso may also support Niger, and they will definitely attack Ghana, which is closer than any other country. So Ghana will become the centre of conflict,” he bemoaned.
The congressman encouraged Ghana to not provide any soldiers for the intervention, or better yet, ECOWAS should reconsider its choice.
“What are we fighting for, and what is our interest? This is an important stage, and we should be very careful,” he warned.
On Friday, coup sympathizers demonstrated outside a French military facility close to Niamey, yelling “Down with France, down with Ecowas” as they waved Russian flags.