Prez Akufo-Addo Calls for Restoration of Democracy in Parts of West Africa


Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has expressed worry at the unconstitutional changes in governments in parts of Africa, especially West Africa through series of coupe d’etats.

Subsequently, he has called for maximum support for ECOWAS and the African Union in their efforts at restoring democratic institutions to the affected countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Gabon. “The Commonwealth should join ECOWAS and the AU in demanding the immediate and unconditional release from unjustifiable detention of the democratically-elected president of Niger, Mohammed Bazoum,” he said.

The President said this during his keynote address to the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC).

The six-day conference had among its activities workshops discussing various topics relating to security, human rights, environment, economy, gender, among others.

The 66th conference is being hosted by Ghana’s Parliament under the patronage of the Speaker of Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, who also doubles as the president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).