- Muhammadu Buhari, has hailed Ghana’s democracy as Africa’s “true and first” in the wake of coup claims in the country
- Mr. Buhari said Nigeria will always stretch out hands to Ghana in times of need
- The comment follows the arrest of three people for allegedly “plotting to attack Ghana’s presidency with an ultimate aim of destabilizing” the country
Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to the alleged plot to overthrow the Akufo-Addo government through a coup.
According to him, Africa has gone past the days when coups, instead of votes, were used to as a means of exchanging power.
This was contained in a statement issued on behalf of Buhari by Nigeria’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Twitter.
“The only acceptable form of governance in our region in this 21st century is through democratic elections. It is the only way to install – and the only way to change – an administration. The days of coups and government without votes are over,” Buhari stated.
“All Africans hold the nation of Ghana in the highest esteem as the first post-colonial country to gain independence, and the first African country to hold multi-party elections by universal suffrage. Ghana is the first, true African democracy.”
He further stated that Nigeria and Ghana have done well in the fight against corruption, adding that his country will always be on hand to support Ghana in any way.
Three persons were arrested last Friday, September 20, 2019, for allegedly plotting a coup in Ghana.
The suspects are Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Managing Director of Citadel Hospital, Mr. Ezor Kafui, a local weapon manufacturer and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu.
The three have been slapped with five charges, including, conspiracy to manufacture arms, possession of explosives and firearms without lawful authority, manufacture of firearms without lawful authority, manufacture of explosives and ammunition without lawful authority and possession of explosives and firearms.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that following the arrest of three alleged coup plotters after they targeted Ghana’s presidency, some Ghanaians are mopping the floor with the country’s government in a funny twist, using a coup challenge hashtag on Twitter.
Ghana's government in a statement said the plot had ''the ultimate aim of destabilising the country''.
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