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AU & ECOWAS Should Exhibit Courage, Instead Hiding Behind Non-Interference in Internal Politics- Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu and Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has cautioned the African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) on the current happenings in Guinea.

Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has given compelling opinion about the future of Africa which needs immediate attention to curb the occurrence in the Sub Region.

In a writer up by the honourable which was chanced on his social media pages, Mr. Okudzeto said the disturbing happenings in Guinea comes after recent military incidents in neighboring African countries such as Mali, Chad and Sudan must strike to African leaders, the colonial coup era has sadly return if the thirst of African leaders for third-termism, corruption, lack of jobs and others which will not aid development in Africa are not curb by the ruling elite

“The disturbing developments in Guinea which comes after recent similar undesirable military interventions in Mali, Chad and Sudan must remind Africa leaders that he coup era of the 1960s to 80s may sadly return if the unwarranted thirst for third-termism, corruption, joblessness, poverty, manipulation of the constitution of the constitutions, profligacy of the ruling elite and naked impunity are not curbed.”

According to Hon. Okudzeto, instead of Africa leaders waiting late to threaten sanctions on failed democracies, regional and sub regional blocs such as AU, ECOWAS, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) should boldly be proactive in calling out their peers on the wrong track and demanding good governance that meets the expectations of the masses, particularly the youth in Africa.

Hon.Okudzeto encourages Africa leaders to start condemning their colleagues by amending their constitution to enable them stand for third term, isolating offending politicians and refusing to attend coronation ceremonies instead of the unprincipled support for some African countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi, Uganda, Guinea, Comoros, Djibouti, Togo, Chad, Congo, and Cameroon in flagrant violation of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

Hon. Okudzeto made a strong allegation if the AU and ECOWAS will come out boldly and not hide behind non-interference in internal politics by stopping Guinea’s president third term agenda years ago, this coup would have been curtailed.

“If the AU and ECOWAS had not conveniently hidden behind non-interference in internal politics and exhibited courage by stopping President Conde’s third term agenda a couple of years back, this weekend explosion would have been averted.”

Conforming to Hon. Okudzeto, African regional intergovernmental organizations must learn from the European Union (EU) which has been loud transparent with their criticism of two member countries over rule of law concerns: Hungary and Poland.

Hon. Okudzeto, in grieved to pray for Guinea to return to stability and hope for the safe release of Guinea’s president- Alpha Condé, Okudzeto reminded and rededicated us (Africans) to the unfinished African reconstruction project

Source: Nana Agyei Sikapa Ofosu-Manu

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