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National Peace Council : Guinea should be a lesson to all

Guinea’s political upheaval, the National Peace Council says should be a lesson to everybody.

Leaders and the people they are leading should at all times accept to play by the rules of the game.

The West African country has had its civilian government that had become disconnected from the people but decided to remove the constitutional term-limit just to stay in power, kicked out of office by the military.

The Ashanti Regional Peace Council in a statement signed by the Right Reverend Christopher Nyarko Andam, the Regional Chairman to mark this year’s world peace day underlined the need for all to uphold laid down processes.

It reminded the people that nobody would escape persecution in times of conflict and therefore the need to unite their efforts to ensure peace in the society.

Mamady Doumbouya, a colonel in the Guinea military toppled the Alpha Condé led administration recently.

The coup has received massive applause from the people if Guinea despite condemnations from world leaders and international communities.

ECOWAS issued a statement to condemn the act in its early days.

ECOWAS has also followed up and held talks with the Junta in Conakry to find an amicable solution to the situation.

Many Ghanaians have expressed varying opinions on the issue. Whereas some do not subscribe to the idea of military takeovers, others believe it was necessary for the military to takeover the leadership of Guinea.

Mr Oliver Vormawor Barker, a private legal practitioner and the convenor of the Fix The Country movement came under criticism because of a Facebook post he made which sought to justify the coup in Guinea.

Ghana has enjoyed political stability since we transitioned into the Fourth Republic from the PNDC administration.

Efforts have since been made to ward off any attempt to topple government through the barrel of a gun.

It should be in the interest of every Ghanaian to jealousy guard our democratic governance.

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Alpha Condé Ashanti Regional Peace Council ECOWAS Guinea Mamady Doumbouya


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