The President of Ghana who doubles as the Chairman of the Heads of States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has spoken today at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at New York.
In his address the President took on his fight against coup d’etats in the sub region by outlining the steps taken by ECOWAS to ensure that Guinea and Mali returns to civilian rule.
He also trumpeted the numerous request they’ve made for the overthrown President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, to be freed, which he noted was rejected by the military junta heading the administration of country at the moment.
He also talked about the coup that occured in Mali some months ago and the steps taken to ensure that Mali also returns to civilian Democratic rule in the shortest possible time.
According to him, there will be an election in Mali in February which will return the country to civilian rule after their recent coup.
On the Guinean coup that captured power from Alpha Conde, Akufo-Addo assured world leaders of his readiness to fight on and take the necessary actions which will restore calm in Guinea and an eventual return to civilian Democratic rule.
He went ahead to reiterate the commitment of his government and the people of Ghana to Democratic rule.
His comments about the coup in Guinea at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly comes at the back of multiple failed attempts to get the coup d’etat plotters to free the overthrown Alpha Conde.