“Peace starts from within”
GUINEA COUP: ECOWAS, AU, AND UN MUST BE PRESCIENT- Boadi William, EAI Boss.
Concerning the overthrow of President Alpha Condé, former president of Guinea and leader of the Rally of the Guinean People, and statements issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN) condemning the overthrow of Guinea’s president by the elite military. I also deplore the above-mentioned organizations’ hypocritical condemnation of Col. Malady Doumbouya and his men’s actions.
Before President Condé was ousted, he committed unconstitutional acts.
Following turbulent elections that the opposition rejected, President Condé was sworn in for a third term at a ceremony in Conakry.
The 83-year-old president pushed through constitutional changes in March allowing him for a third term to run despite a two-term limit.
The move led to opposition candidates boycotting the October 18 vote and caused deadly clashes across Guinea.
Conde’s main rival, former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, and other opposition figures alleged irregularities in the official poll results that showed Condé won with 59.5% of the vote.
But the constitutional court president said they had produced no evidence and declared Condé the winner.
The ECOWAS, UN, and AU did not perceive anything wrong with President Conde’s unconstitutional move and even congratulated him on it. This, I believe, had a role in his overthrow as well.
Inflation, which remained at 9.8% in 2018, exceeded double-digit levels, owing to increases in fuel prices and electricity rates, according to the military leader’s verbal statement and the World Bank in Guinea. Guinea has a wealth of natural resources, particularly in mining and hydropower.
Guineans should not be poor or suffer before earning their daily food, but this was not the case; there was a high unemployment rate, insecurity, and a high cost of living. The so-called ECOWAS, AU, and UN failed to notice and support the country which also contributed to his overthrow.
The military will be kicked out of ECOWAS if president Condé is not reinstated, according to an ECOWAS statement.
Let me take this opportunity to sincerely ask ECOWAS and its leader, President Akufo Addo, what benefits ECOWAS countries receive.
ECOWAS does not appear to work as it did in the past, according to my research. ECOWAS has devolved into a pointless organization that merely applauds criminals.
The fact that the good inhabitants of Guinea were even excited about the removal of their president proved that they were suffering greatly. On this point, I respectfully request that President Akufo Addo, ECOWAS leader, the AU, and the UN withdraw their superfluous proclamations, and instead join together with Guinea’s elite military to change the constitution, fight corruption, and make things work better.
Guinea has the right to expect more.
Africa is entitled to a higher standard.
Africa’s leaders must act now!.
EAI is calling for Peace and Stability. Africans must build Africa. It’s possible.
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