Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the alleged coup attempt in Ghana. He said democratic elections are the only acceptable way to install and change a government in Africa.
The Ghanaian government said the alleged plot, coming less than a year to the country’s next General Election, was neutralised by security operatives after 15 months of surveillance and gathering of information on the activities of the prime suspects.
The government later announced the arrest of the suspects whom it identified as members of a group known as Take Action Ghana (TAG), Ghana’s Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, said the group was recruiting young people with the sole aim of destabilising the country.
Reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari condemned the plot as an affront on democracy.