No one would have ever believed that a coup would take effect in any country in this era. Especially, looking at how far politics and governance have grown from the primitive era to the democratic realms we see today. However, the fortunately unfortunate incident has happened. There is a coup in Guinea yesterday. So far, the people of Guinea are happy. Thus, they were in support of the action taken by the military.
However, as the ECOWAS chair, the President of the Republic of Ghana has condemned the act. According to him, the country should go back to constitutional rule right away. Thus, ECOWAS doesn’t approve of unconstitutional changes and the coup in Guinea is one. Therefore, on behalf of West African international body, Akuffo Addo issued;
“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 pain of sanctions.
ECOWAS reaffirms its objection to any unconstitutional political change. We ask the Guinean defense 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.”
Some section of Ghanaians, as expected, has disregarded the president’s views. One funnily shared. “You were probably taking a bath in the tub high up in the sky while he was breaking democratic rules and changing the constitution to suit his selfish personal gains hey 🤣.” This was to rekindle the presidential jet and expensive travelling brouhaha that sent the president to the gutters a while ago.
Well, you can read more funny reactions from the shot captured below. It seems most Africans like the coup in Guinea, they’re tired of the leaders in the continent.