Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the National Chairman of Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that his group and all other opposition parties in the nation oppose any military takeover.
He claims that Ghana’s political environment differs from that of the majority of West African nations, where opposition parties support the military’s overthrow of a democratically elected government.
According to asaseradio.com, he also said that Ghana’s opposition political parties were dedicated to making sure that Ghana did not join the list of sub-regional nations that have experienced military coups.
“The happenings in the sub-region are not pleasant… Our perception is that opposition groups will always collaborate with military adventurists to stage coup d’état. But in Ghana, the story is different.”
“We in the opposition pride ourselves as the architects of this democratic consolidation, as the architects of the stability we are enjoying. We in the opposition are the architects.
Asiedu Nketiah is cited as saying, “And so, we are ready to protect it and to protect the constitution we have signed into action,” at the swearing-in of directors of national secretariats on September 3 at the NDC headquarters in Accra.
In order to ensure that the NDC regains power in 2024, the national chairman also urged the party’s new executives to carry out their responsibilities successfully.
The Central African nation of Gabon was the most recent victim of the ten military invasions that have plagued the African Continent since 2020.
Seven coups have taken place in West African nations, including two each in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Chad.
There were three coups in history: two in Gabon, one in Tunisia, and three in Central Africa.