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Let’s respect the constitution, coup not an option – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called upon the people of Ghana to uphold the constitution and firmly reject any notion of supporting a potential coup d’état. He stressed that, despite the current economic challenges facing the nation, the idea of a coup should not even be considered as a last resort.

This appeal by the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) comes in the wake of recent coup events in West African countries like Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Niger. Speaking at the 3rd National Conference of Imams in Kumasi, Mr. Mahama also criticized the leadership of the Akufo-Addo government, expressing concerns about their handling of national affairs.

“We warned the NPP that the path they were taking was perilous, but our advice fell on deaf ears. That is why we find ourselves in the current challenging situation. We all need to work together to overcome these difficulties, but we must steadfastly adhere to constitutional governance and not entertain the idea of coups,” he asserted.

Mr. Mahama went on to emphasize that, despite the hardships faced, there would be an opportunity for elections in the near future, allowing the people to elect new leaders who can address the economic issues. He urged everyone to continue respecting the Constitution and never contemplate coups as a solution.

A joint communique drafted by regional imams from across the country, read by Suallah Abdallah Quandah, Executive Secretary of the Conference of Regional Imams of Ghana, strongly condemned any advocacy for a coup d’état. They urged the government to implement effective measures to address the pressing concerns of the Ghanaian population, thereby preventing any potential calls for a coup.

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