A Historian and Pan Africanist, Abdul Aziz has described the coup in Niger as more democratic than the 2020 general election in Ghana.

According to him, the non-violent nature of the coup makes it more democratic and peaceful than the last general election in Ghana which claimed eight (8) innocent lives in a country which prides itself as a beacon of democracy in Africa.

“The approach by West African Leaders shows that in Africa we lack good leadership. The Nigerien Army has the constitutional right to defend the country’s constitution. In the view of the army, the Nigerien President was breaching the constitution, hence they stepped in. It is not that a massacre is going on in Niger, there’s not been any bloodshed, not a single person has died after the coup took place.

“If you compare the Niger coup to Ghana’s 2020 election, the Niger coup is more democratic. I say so because not a single life has been lost. But in Ghana’s election, eight innocent lives were lost. So, what has happened in Niger is not the normal coup we know, this is an institutionalized coup where the citizens have welcomed the seizure of power, ” Abdul Aziz stated in an interview on Ghana Kasa show on Kasapa 102.5FM/Agoo TV Thursday.

A total of eight lives, including three minors were lost during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. They are Zakaria Samira, 12, Musah Fuseini, 14 Botwe Tackie, 16, Abdallah Ayarek, 18; Tajudeen Mohammed, 41, Dompreh Emmanuel, 36, and Abass Ibrahim whose age was not stated.

About 15 other electorate also received various degrees of injuries mostly from gunshots.

The violence which were recorded at Tamale, Techiman, Odorkor, Ablekuma, Savelugu happened after Election Day during collation.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM