The bad governance style of the ousted President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is exactly what President Nana Akufo-Addo is dishing Ghanaians, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has said.
Guinean special forces seized power in a coup d’etat, arrested their president, Alpha Conde, and promised to change the country’s political architecture.
Conde, who has been held captive, in October 2020, won a controversial third term, but only after pushing through a new constitution in March 2020 allowing him to sidestep the country’s two-term limit.
83-year-old ACondé who has been President of Guinea since December 2010, was in his third term in office after winning presidential elections in 2020 with 59.5%.
Guineans say Conde failed to live up to pledges to deliver democratic restoration and ethnic reconciliation, thereby precipitating the army’s move earlier this month at Conakry.
It is the reason the Chief Scribe of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has likened President Akufo-Addo to Conde in terms of governance.
Speaking to Oheneba Boamah Bennie on Dwaboase on Power FM Wednesday morning, Asiedu Nketiah indicated the performance of the Akufo- Addo, like Conde, looks good in books and not in the reality.
He said Guineans are happy with the coup d’etat because the unemployment situation and hardship were unbearable while the government looked on without addressing the concerns of the youth.
“Just like President Akufo-Addo’s regime saw the closure of radio stations that opposed him and journalists were attacked and others fled to exile for holding opposing views, that is exactly what Alpha Conde was doing in Guinea,” Asiedu Nketiah told Oheneba Boamah Bennie.
He said when the leadership of a country begins to abuse power and do things against the wishes of the citizens, they rise up and fight the system.