President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted Coup in Ghana, saying the days of coups and government without votes are over, as he registers the unflinching support of the Federal Government of Nigeria to the elected authorities in Ghana.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement released a few hours ago by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said following the announcement of the interception of an attempted coup/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” the statement condemning the attempted coup in Ghana said.