Guinea has taken center stage in all news outlets throughout the world because of the Coup d'etat by the Guinean Special Forces that ousted Alpha Conde and his government yesterday.
Ghanaians are concerned with the happenings in Guinea, and President Akufo Addo, as the Chairman of ECOWAS, has released a statement condemning the coup.
Reacting to the coup d'etat in Guinea on 'Good Morning Africa' on Pan Africa television, the Member of Parliament for the Tamale Central Constituency, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has indicated that he has an interest in Guinea because his wife is a Guinean.
According to Murtala Mohammed, he has been to Guinea a couple of times, so he understands the dynamics of their politics and their ways of life.
He indicated that Ghana has always had a great relationship with Guinea which stems from Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
"I have an interest in Guinea. The Guineans are my In-laws because my wife is a Guinean. My wife is only a Ghanaian by law but a Guinean by birth. So, I've decided to go international just like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah also did with Fathia Nkrumah."
Murtala Mohammed stated that if you go to Conakry (the Capital town of Guinea), you will be shocked because they don't even have drains. So, when it rains, you will see all kinds of things on the streets. They also have "Dumsor" almost every day until recently.
"The first time I visited Guinea, my In-laws had to provide generators every day because they didn't want their in-laws to live in darkness."
He revealed that we have a huge number of Guinean students in Ghana who are learning English, and perhaps he got his wife because she came to study in Ghana. She had her degree in Ghana, and that's how he met her.
So, there is that sociocultural relationship between Ghana and Guinea. That is why he is concerned with the happenings in Guinea.
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