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Constitution Day: There will be no coup under my watch – Akufo-Addo vows


President Nana Akufo-AddoThis holiday also commemorates the country’s efforts to preserve and sustain the Fourth Republic over the years.

Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dispelled worries that Ghana may face a military takeover, as several neighboring nations have.


President Akufo-Addo declared in a message to Ghanaians to attend the 2024 Constitution Day Celebration that Ghana’s Constitution will not be jeopardized under his watch.

He promised to do all in his power to safeguard Ghana’s democracy.

“I swore an oath on 7th January 2017 and again, four years later, on 7th January 2021 to be faithful and true to the Republic of Ghana and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. I shall continue to do just that.

“It will not be under my watch that any adventurer will seek to torpedo the democratic path on which we have embarked. I will help see to it that we have a free and fair and transparent election in December 2024,” President Akufo-Addo said during his national broadcast on January 6 to commemorate Constitution Day which falls on January 7, 2024.

The presenter emphasized the importance of Ghana’s democracy and the necessity to continue to defend and solidify the successes of the last three decades.

“You have my word. Ghana will be the victor of such an outcome, not any individual party or candidate. Nonetheless, I urge you my fellow Ghanaians to continue to embrace the basic values of the Constitution.

“Founded on the principles of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law, human rights and individual liberty and freedom, which the great majority of us believe must form the bedrock of our national development and individual prosperity.”

Constitution Day is typically recognized as a holiday to commemorate the 4th republican constitutional  dispensation of Ghana which started on January 7, 1993.

This holiday also commemorates the country’s efforts to preserve and sustain the Fourth Republic over the years.

Because the 7th of January is a Sunday this year, the holiday will be commemorated on the 8th of January 2024.




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