The Economic Community of West African States chastises the coup d’état that took place on Sunday, 5th September 2021 in the Republic of Guinea’s capital, Conakry.
Even though pictures and videos on social media shows how happy the citizens of Guinea are about the current coup d’etat, The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo chastises this action in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, who also doubles as the Chairman of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, said ECOWAS demands the immediate and total release of President Alpha Condé as well as others arrested coup plotters.
“ECOWAS notes with great concern on the recent political developments which occurred in Conakry, Republic of Guinea. The Community condemns with the greatest firmness this coup attempt on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
“ECOWAS demands respect for the physical integrity of the President of the Republic, the Professor Alpha Condé, and his immediate and total release as well as that of all the personalities arrested
“ECOWAS reasserts its displeasure towards any unconstitutional political change. The Community asks the defense and security forces to remain in a posture Republican and expresses its solidarity with the Guinean people and Government,” Akuffo-Addo stated.
On Sunday evening, massive gunfire exchange was reported near the Presidential Palace in the the country’s capital, Conakry.
Following the gun battles, soldiers who tagged themselves as the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development appeared on TV, declaring to have discontinued the government led by Conde.
Conde’s third term Presidency had earlier ignited violent protests all over the Republic of Guinea after a disputed election in October 2020 and a new constitution in March 2020 which allowed him to avert the country’s two-term limit.