COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has written to the Africa Union Commission’s chairperson over the military coup in Guinea.
Atwoli characterized the military coup as primitive, uncouth and crude method used in old days to gain power.
“Issues of coup d’etat in the African continent are primitive, uncouth and crude methods used in yesteryears to gain power, but considering we have over time embraced democracy, freedom of speech, peace and tolerance such ill-advised methods should not be encouraged or used to gain power,” reads part of the statement released by on Tuesday, September 7 by Atwoli.
He advised AU Chairperson Moussa Faki and make sure President Alpha Conde is released and reinstalled.
“They must, in process, make sure that President Conde is released and reinstalled and if need be for any changes, a constitutional process be followed,” he said.
He advised that problems in Guinea to be solved through constitutional means rather than through forceful seizure of power.
The Sunday, September 5, military coup in Guinea that led to the ouster of President Conde, dissolution of cabinet and national curfew imposed.
Military leader Mamady Doumbouya on Monday while addressing the Senior government officials said they are aiming for a new era for governance and economic development.
“At the end of this transitional phase, we’ll set the tone for a new era for governance and economic development,” Mamady stated.