Ghana has experienced various forms of military interventions in the form of Coup de’tats in her 64-year nationhood. We’ve experienced brutish and bloody overthrow of government just as bloodless take-overs. Others ended abruptly and aborted even before they took shape, with many others being nipped-in-the bud through superior intelligence surveillance.
The republic of Guinea is under some stress resulting from the recent coup that was initiated by the military in this country. We have witnessed and experienced coup in all forms and had no idea that these practices could be seen again or anytime soon in Africa. Coup is mostly conducted when another set of government officials or people eyeing the presidential seat in many counties decide to overthrow presidents through military regime.
If there is any news making rounds in every corner of the world, it is the news regarding a successful Coup in Guinea. Eighty-three (83) year old President Alpha Conde has been ousted by the Military on grounds of economic hardships and corruption. A curfew has been imposed and the constitution has been suspended.
Though there has been several Coup attempts and successful ones in many African countries but due to the emergence of Democracy, little did we know that these kind of things will still happen. It is no news to the world that, the country Guinea is suffering from a Coup D'etat.
The invasion of armed military men in Parliament has been heavily criticised by political bigwigs, intellectuals and Ghanaians. This is because it brings back the unforgettable memories of Coup d’etat during the 1990’s. On January 9, 2021 the Executive Director of Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh expressed his profound gratitude to electorates in Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai for electing Honourable Alfred Obeng-Boateng as their Member of Parliament (MP). Initially,
At the mention of the word coup, many fear because of the past memories of its accompanied bloodshed and tears. When coups occur, many tend to blame the leaders of the coup for the fear and panic that they could have initiated among the citizens in the country.
Acclaimed Political Scientist, Dr. Kwasi Amakye-Boateng has said he attributes the recent coup in Guinea to the ECOWAS and African Union (AU) not addressing issues because it doesn't favour its members. According to him, before an independent country can join the ECOWAS and AU, they need to adhere to some general laws and regulations.
President Kwame Nkrumah was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military coup.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has been advised to be vigilant with his dealings within the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The Regent for Tolon Traditional Area, Rtd. Major Abubakar Sulemana has alleged that the persons behind late Jerry John Rawlings' 1979 Coup, still have their 'claws' in the party. He argued that John Mahama's woes are mainly as a result of these persons. Breaking his silence on how Jerry John Rawlings executed some military officers at the time, the Regent mentioned that these