The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed deep concern over the ongoing crisis in Niger, emphasizing the need for peaceful democratic transitions in the region. In a statement released today, the NDC called for a diplomatic resolution to the situation and cautioned against hasty military interventions.
Highlighting their commitment to democracy and peaceful transitions, the NDC referenced their pivotal role in establishing Ghana's Fourth Republic in 1992. The party acknowledged the fragile state of political leadership in Africa and the challenges faced by its people, attributing impatience to delays in reaping the benefits of democracy.
The NDC firmly rejected the prospect of war in Niger, emphasizing that an ECOWAS military intervention without diplomatic efforts could worsen the crisis. The party advocated for constructive dialogue and tactful diplomacy, urging military leaders to engage in peaceful negotiations.
Expressing disappointment in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's approach to the crisis, the NDC criticized him for not subjecting the matter to the Ghanaian Parliament for debate and broader bipartisan consultations. The party contended that democratic and constitutional channels should be used to formulate Ghana's stance on critical issues.
Hon. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the General Secretary of the NDC, signed the statement, underscoring the party's commitment to a peaceful and diplomatic resolution to the Niger crisis.