May 28, 2024 1:33 am

Guinea coup: ECOWAS order to military leaders ridiculous – Prof. Antwi-Danso

Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Professor Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has casted doubt on the workability of the orders made by the ECOWAS for the  Guinean junta.  

Prof. Antwi-Danso has described as ridiculous, the call by the ECOWAS to return the polity to democracy in six months.

In a monitored interview by, the security expert, told Komla Adom on TV3’s midday bulletin that “there is nothing ECOWAS can do about what’s going on in Guinea.”

He says the sub regional bloc leader’s approach to the issue is so mechanical, making democracy an event.

His comments, stems from the fact that, Guinea, as it stands, have no constitution and instead of dealing with that first, the ECOWAS is asking for a return to democracy which is laughable.

“That’s one of the ridiculous things I find in the ECOWAS recommendations. We’ve made democracy an event. They’re being mechanical with democracy. They don’t even have a constitution and you’re saying they should return to democracy. On what basis,” he expressed.

He added that, the ban placed on the junta is laughable since none of the affected persons would be interested in travelling to any of the West African States they’ve been banned from.

In an Extraordinary Summit in Accra, Ghana’s capital on Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Conference of Heads of States placed a ban on the Guinea junta, their families and entourage from travelling to any of the member states, suspending them from the union amid call to restore the highest producer of bauxite to democracy.

Ghana’s president and Chair of the bloc, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to meet leader of the coup, Mamady Doumbouya, to relay what was discussed at the summit to him.


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