Buhari Condemns Coup Attempt In Ghana
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent attempt to overthrow the constitutionally elected government in Ghana.
In his reaction, President Buhari said democracy remains the best form of government and all attempts to topple if must be resisted.
Buhari said this in reaction to the recent coup attempt in Ghana in which Naija News reports the planners were caught before they could execute their plans.
The President while reacting in a statement on Wednesday signed by Mallam Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, noted Nigeria will always support Ghana, adding that “the days of coups and government without votes are over.”
The statement reads: “Following the announcement of the interception of an attempted plot against the authorities in Ghana, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued the following statement:
“Nigeria and Ghana are leading partners in ECOWAS, and Transparency International, and Afrobarometer’s Africa Index 2019 attested that both countries have recorded exceptional advances in fighting corruption. When you take on powerful and corrupt vested interests successfully, sometimes they seek to push back. As the saying goes, ‘if you fight corruption, corruption will fight back’.
“The only acceptable form of governance in our region in this 21st century is through democratic elections. It is the only way to install – and the only way to change – an administration. The days of coups and government without votes are over.
“All Africans hold the nation of Ghana in the highest esteem as the first post-colonial country to gain independence, and the first African country to hold multi-party elections by universal suffrage. Ghana is the first, true African democracy.
“We in Nigeria hold out – as always – our hands in support and friendship to our brothers and sisters in Ghana”.