Asiedu Nketia attributes coup conditions in Guinea to Ghana


National Democratic Congress (NDC) Secretary General Johnson Asiedou Nketia said the situation for the sacking of former Guinean President Alpha Conde was similar to that in Ghana.

He said the situation in Guinea should serve as an early warning for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

“I attribute the similarities between the Guinea scenario and the Ghana scenario, so this is an early warning for us here in Ghana. Yes, we need to improve our track so that we don't follow in Guinea's footsteps.

“At least for us, this is an opportunity to see what happens to people who have committed criminal behavior elsewhere. So if you haven't been there, we have to get out of the way.”

Regarding the general characteristics of Ghana, he said that changing the constitution in Guinea would undermine the electoral system in Ghana to ensure that the people remain in power against the will of the people.

He also said that the origins of Alpha Conde and Nana Akufo Addo underscore that they all spent different times in the opposition, spending time fighting for democracy and building their image as defenders of human rights.

According to him, you can have the rule of law and rule according to the law. He added: “When executives choose the rule of law, it means they review the legal framework; “Find loopholes and manipulate the law to get what you want, and that's what's happening in Ghana now.”

He told 3FM Sunrise Morning host Alfred Okansi on Thursday.

“It never happened in this country that after the ballots were issued the duplicates were discarded and all printed, when you finally see the same printing shop that scored over a million votes and when the ballots are intercepted the ballots become” printed for Nana Addo who know how many are in the field. So, there are striking similarities between what is happening in Guinea and Ghana.

He said Nana Addo's authorities should investigate what caused the coup and fix it, given that Mali, Guinea, and Ghana have historical ties.

“They all became masters of the people, ignored the rights of the people, suppressed the demonstrators and shot them.

“You also hear about the economic situation in Guinea. In Ghana, the salary of security guards is only increased before the election, but everything is cut after the election. There is an agreement that the staff will be increased by 10%, but you say you cannot add due to COVID-19, but you continue to increase the salary under Article 71 which covers you and your minister.

However, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said he was pleased that President Akufo Addo had responded to the dangerous signs in Guinea and advised him to return a raise.

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