Following the unexpected coup that was staged in Guinea to remove Alpha Conde and to dissolve his government, President Akufo-Addo has been told to fix his home or suffers the same fate.
Guinean President Alpha Conde was detained by the military on Sunday, April 5, in an apparent coup. According to the local newspaper Guinee7, Conde was apprehended by soldiers led by Commander Mamady Doumbouya, who heads the special forces.
The soldiers also claimed to have dissolved the government and to have detained several government officials. President Alpha Conde was surrounded by soldiers in a photo shared on social media. His whereabouts remained unknown.
Conde, 83, was re-elected for a third term in an election marred by violence in October 2020. His arrest was announced just hours after heavy gunfire was heard around the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday morning.
Following the political uprising in Guinea, President Akufo-Addo in his capacity as the Chair of ECOWAS issued a statement condemning the coup and asking for the small West African nation to be returned to constitutional order.
ECOWAS notes with great concern the recent political developments which have occurred in Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea. ECOWAS condemns unreservedly the attempted coup of Sunday, September 5, 2021.
ECOWAS demands respect for the physical safety of the President of the Republic, Professor Alpha Condé, and his immediate and unconditional release, as well as that of all arrested persons. ECOWAS also demands a return to constitutional order on the pain of sanctions.
ECOWAS reaffirms its objection to any unconstitutional political change. We ask the Guinean defence and security forces to remain in a constitutional posture and express our solidarity with the Guinean people and their Government.
Done in Accra, Sunday, September 5, 2021
H.E.M. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President of the Republic of Ghana and
Current Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority
But President Akufo-Addo has been told to consider the coup in Guinea as a lesson to himself especially when there are brewing agitations amongst Ghanaians over the affairs of the nation.
The mantra “FixTheCountry” has been flying in the country for months where Ghanaians have been venting their frustrations over the economy, education, health and infrastructure.
On the back of that, many Ghanaians feel President Akufo-Addo needs to fix the teething and pertinent issues plaguing the nation since failure to fix these problems will certainly incite people to stage a coup or embark on activities that will jeopardize the peace and stability of the nation.
Comments under President Akufo-Addo post in relation to the coup in Guinea prompt him to fix Ghana’s problems so as to avoid a political uprising like what has happened in Guinea and Mali in recent times.
Kwaku Kyei Yeboah: Where was ECOWAS when he amended the constitution to extend his stay in power? Allow him to suffer the consequences of abusing power from the people
Charles Togba wrote: Mr. Chairman you need to cry your own cry now and forget about Guinea…Alpha Crimanal Condé violated the country constitution so he needs to pay the price of ridging election.
Ramou Fofana: Why didn’t ECOWAS condemn Alpha Conde’s actions for a third term in power, knowing fully well he change the constitution to suite his greed. ECOWAS should sanction an African head of state who over stayed it’s country’s mandate.
Bah Mamodou wrote: Same on you. You was where when he decided to violate the constitution who gave him the opportunity to came to power
Alfred Geze wrote: ECOWAS is only there to protect corrupt heads of state and dictators. Where was ECOWAS when he illegally changed the country’s constitution? Constitutional rule isn’t a tool to hide behind “the law” and perpetuate evil for the selfish gains of some few greedy men.
Kilinsco GH wrote: Don’t sit in that of ur comfortable chair and speak what you like, go there physically to show case your powers if you think you’re right. Then that you would have meet the military guys and see if could have returned Guinea rewrite their constitution, because they believed the current one only fevers the politicians. Certainly when a country is full of greedy politicians that’s what happened.
Ohemaa Tabiri wrote: Why did you not advise your colleague when he reduced Salaries of Government workers? Where were you? When he changed the constitution to suit enable him serve 3 terms which according to Guinean constitution is illegal. For your info, those corrupt magistrates have been put under house arrest ! When your brothers beard is burning i beg look for water near you ooo!!