The President of Ghana who doubles as the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he’s noted the Military uprising in Conakry, Republic of Guinea.
Soldiers appeared on national TV in Guinea claiming to have dissolved the government of President Alpha Condé.
But a statement from ECOWAS condemned the actions by the Military “with the greatest firmness this coup attempt on Sunday, September 5, 2021,” and has called for “respect for the physical integrity of the President of the Republic, Professor Alpha Condé and his immediate and unconditional release as well as that of all the personalities arrested”.
“It also demands the return to constitutional order on pain of sanctions. ECOWAS reaffirms its disapproval of any unconstitutional political change.
“She asks the defense and security forces to remain in a posture. Republican and expresses its solidarity with the Guinean people and Government,” the communique signed by ECOWAS Chair said.
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
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021