The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS and the Nigerian Government have condemned the coup d’état in the Guinea on Sunday.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, faulted the action in separate statements in Abuja. They described the coup d’état as a clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, demanding for the immediate return to constitutional order.
Akufo-Addo, who is also the Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, demands the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Condé as well as others arrested.
Onyeama stated that Nigeria Government also condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of government and therefore called on those behind this coup to restore constitutional order without delay and protect all lives and property.
Conde’s third term Presidency had earlier sparked violent and mass protest in the country after a disputed election in October 2020 and a new constitution in March 2020 which allowed him to sidestep the country’s two-term limit.