Guinea: Alpha Conde’s controversial 3rd term caused coup- Dr. Antwi Danso
Dean of Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso has attributed the Sunday’s military overthrew of Government of Guinea to President Alpha Conde’s controversial third term borne out inordinate desire to continue to stay in office.
Military on Sunday captured Prof. Alpha Conde and took over government led by Mamady Doumbouya.
In his immediate reaction to the coup, the International Relations Expert Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso said “President Alpha Conde’s controversial third term incited the military takeover”.
But, West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has suggested that ECOWAS must amend its responses to early signs of military instability in member countries.
Doumbouya led military coup against his Boss Alpha Conde who promoted him from lower rank to a higher rank within a short period.
Doumbouya upon military takeover said the worsening living conditions of the ordinary man in Guinea under President Alpha Conde whilst those on the corridors of power continue to enjoy the largesse at the expense of poor voters requires the military takeover.
Contributing to the debate, Head of Research and Capacity Building at WANEP Dr. Festus Kofi Aubyn said “ECOWAS must review its responses to early signs of military coups in member countries. It’s obvious West Africa is the most violatile in the sub region”.
Meanwhile, Director of Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research of Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre (KAIPTC) Prof. Kwesi Anning says ECOWAS has been reduced to”. Heads of State club
Prof Anning noted that “ECOWAS may experience two military coups by the end of 2021 “.
Source: africaneditors.com/ Africa Editors
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