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Don’t Wish For A Coup D’état, It’s “Horrible” – Former Military Capo Warns

Former Deputy Minister of Defence, Major (Rtd) Derek Oduro has cautioned Ghanaians against the call of Coup d’état as an option to solve issues under the Nana Addo-led government.

He was emphatic that a military takeover will be ‘dreadful’ and ‘uncomfortable’ for those wanting it to happen.

The military capo who has witnessed some coups across Africa noted that “it is not a good thing for us [Ghanaians] to wish for a Coup d’état.”

“You don’t want to witness it so don’t call for it.” He added

Africa has been hit by a spate of coups that threaten to take it back to the 1980s and the era of military rule. Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Sudan and Mali have all seen the government overthrown and replaced with a military junta.

The situation could have been even more alarming, because failed coup attempts have been reported in the Central African Republic (CAR) and, just days ago, Guinea-Bissau.

Following military takeovers in five different African countries in the past year, Ghana among other African countries have been alert to prevent such from happening.

However, a social media activist and one of the convenors of the #FixTheCountry movement who is not happy with the Nana Addo-led government publicly “threatened a coup” if the E-levy bill before parliament is passed.

He was arrested by the police on his arrival in Ghana.

Oliver Barker-Vormawor in a series of Facebook posts also described the Ghana Army as “useless”.

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