President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has mentioned he’ll push for reforms by ECOWAS for third time period bids to be outlawed.
The ECOWAS Chair mentioned latest coups throughout the sub-region are a results of makes an attempt by incumbent presidents to increase their mandates.
Talking on Kumasi based mostly Ash FM as a part of his tour of the Ashanti Area, Nana Akufo-Addo mentioned such acts are an affront to democracy.
“It’s excessive time we outlaw third time period presidential mandates in all ECOWAS nations. I really feel strongly that it’s one thing we must always do to forestall incidents like what we’re witnessing in Guinea now. It can go a good distance to make sure the sleek transition of energy.”
“Utilizing the poll field has contributed to the soundness of our nation. Individuals consider that if a frontrunner isn’t doing properly, they will vote in opposition to that chief in 4 years’ time,” he mentioned.
After gunfire in Guinea’s capital, a bunch of troopers introduced the dissolution of the structure and the closure of the borders.
The troopers, led by a Particular Forces Colonel, Mamady Doumbouya, had mentioned regional governors had been changed by army commanders and that Mr. Condé was underneath arrest.
The UN, African Union, and ECOWAS have condemned the coup and referred to as for a return to civilian rule.
In the meantime, the chief of the September 5, 2021 coup in Guinea, Col. Mamady Doumbouya was on Friday, October 1, 2021 sworn in as Interim President after ousting President Alpha Conde.
The coup in Guinea was the fourth tried coup in West Africa within the final 12 months, with two army takeovers in Mali and a failed coup in Niger.
“I really feel ECOWAS protocols on good governance ought to outlaw the third-term mandates in any nation. I really feel strongly it’s one thing that we must do to forestall what is going on in Guinea elsewhere,” he added.
When requested why the regional bloc regarded on whereas Alpha Conde modified the structure to increase his time period, President Akufo-Addo mentioned, “there are diverse causes for the army intervention, however there is no such thing as a justification at any stage.”
He continued, “We’re opposed, in precept, to any intervention of the army within the political lifetime of a rustic. The inhabitants is able to resolving its issues by the poll field.”