Former President John Dramani Mahama has beseeched civilians and the military to remain loyal to the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, as today marks 57 years of the overthrow of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
According to Mr. Mahama, the Danquah-Busia political tradition together with some external agencies, came together to undertake the first coup d’etat in Ghana against Kwame Nkrumah.
“57 years ago today, 24th February 1966, the Danquah-Busia political tradition conspired with external intelligence agencies to initiate Ghana’s first coup d’etat, which toppled the government of our first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.”
It is in light of this that he has called on Ghanaians and the military to continue to be loyal to the Constitution, saying that his government has began preparations to come and save Ghana from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“As today marks 57 years of that coup d’etat, I call on all fellow Ghanaians and our patriotic security agencies and armed forces to mark this day as one of reflection and to remain loyal to the 1992 Constitution as we begin the task of rescuing our dear nation from the dark pit the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has plunged us into,” he wrote on Facebook.
Additionally, he urged all Africans to take actions that would strengthen democratic practices all over the region.
“I further urge all Africans to give meaningful democracy a chance, the very reason for which I am presently here in Nigeria as Head of the West African Elders Forum on an election mediation mission, as the country votes on Saturday.