President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has slammed the international media for exacerbating African political unrest while remaining mute on comparable events in the West.
In an interview with France 24 in Brussels, Belgium, Ghana’s leader was questioned if there may be a coup in Ghana, and he asked why a similar fear was not expressed regarding the United States’ Capitol activities on January 6, 2021.
“We were here when we saw what happened in America on the 6th of January when there was an attempt in a country which had 200 uninterrupted years of democratic government when people staged what appeared to have been an attempt of an insurrection in America.
“So, the issue of stability in every state is a constant matter. That is what the adage ‘The price of liberty is eternal vigilance [means and it] is that you have always in every generation to be looking at the issue of stability, the coherence of your political and state institutions and make sure that they are in sync with what is happening in your time.
“I am hoping that that is the position in Ghana.”
President Akufo-Addo stated again that Ghana should serve as a model for other African countries to follow.
Below is the full interview video: