Ernesto Yeboah, the leader of the Economic Fighters League, has stated that the 1992 Constitution does not prohibit coups.
The erudite activist stated at the National Congress of the History Students Association of Ghana (HISAG) that, contrary to common belief, the 1992 constitution does not condemn coups d’etats, but rather indemnifies and praises those who carry them out.
He said that the state supports coups, calling the state’s recent detention of a #FixTheCountry organizer for comments on coups “hypocrisy” and historians’ silence “loud.”
He went on to praise the designation of Ghana’s main entrance point, Kotoka International Airport (KIA), after the coup leader who overthrew the country’s first Prime Minister and President, Kwame Nkrumah.
He supported his claim by citing a number of decrees, including the Kotoka Trust Decree (NLCD 339), which was upheld by the 1992 constitution.
Ernesto Yeboah also mentioned decrees like the NLC decree 119, which continues to criminalize Kwame Nkrumah, and the NLCD 23 [Forfeiture of Assets Decree], which stripped the Convention People’s Party (CPP), which Kwame Nkrumah founded, of all its assets.
The political activist and his organization have frequently presented political analyses on various platforms, implying that Ghana’s two major parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), are to blame for the country’s dire situation.
On the 56th anniversary of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow on Thursday, February 24, the Fighters page presented a contentious but extensive examination of the NPP and NDC’s similar beginnings, connecting them back to the NLC guilty for the coup.