Mahama Backs Akufo-Addo's Appeal to Military To Remain Loyal Amid Economic Crisis

Mahama Backs Akufo-Addo's Appeal to Military To Remain Loyal Amid Economic Crisis

  • Former President Mahama has admonished personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces to remain loyal to the constitution and the state
  • This follows the recent economic crisis in the country, which has seen rapid depreciation of the cedi, skyrocketing prices of goods and services
  • The appeal from the former President comes on the back of an earlier one by President Nana Akufo-Addo

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Remain loyal to the 1992 constitution and the state. That's the passionate appeal from President John Dramani Mahama to the country's Armed Forces.

According to him, despite the current economic challenges, there's a need for all Ghanaians to strive to protect and safeguard the democratic gains.

Former President Mahama has backed Akufo-Addo's appeal to the military to remain loyal amid the economic crisis
Former President John Dramani Mahama Image Credit: @cdzas/Twitter
Source: Facebook

The appeal by the former President follows a similar call by President Akufo-Addo for military officers to remain loyal to the State and the Constitution.

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