Following the unexpected coup that was staged in Guinea to remove Alpha Conde and to dissolve his government, President Akufo-Addo has been told to fix his home or suffers the same fate.
Guinean President Alpha Conde was detained by the military on Sunday, April 5, in an apparent coup. According to the local newspaper Guinee7, Conde was apprehended by soldiers led by Commander Mamady Doumbouya, who heads the special forces.
The soldiers also claimed to have dissolved the government and to have detained several government officials. President Alpha Conde was surrounded by soldiers in a photo shared on social media. His whereabouts remained unknown.
Conde, 83, was re-elected for a third term in an election marred by violence in October 2020. His arrest was announced just hours after heavy gunfire was heard around the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday morning.
Following the political uprising in Guinea, President Akufo-Addo in his capacity as the Chair of ECOWAS issued a statement condemning the coup and asking for the small West African nation to be returned to constitutional order.
ECOWAS notes with great concern the recent political developments which have occurred in Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea. ECOWAS condemns unreservedly the attempted coup of Sunday, September 5, 2021.
ECOWAS demands respect for the physical safety of the President of the Republic, Professor Alpha Condé, and his immediate and unconditional release, as well as that of all arrested persons. ECOWAS also demands a return to constitutional order on the pain of sanctions.