By: Njoku MacDonald Obinna
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Coup d’etat , also called coup , is the sudden , violent or systematic overthrow of an existing government by a small group. The chief prerequisite for a coup is control of all or part of the armed forces ; the police , and other military formations with the assistance of informants and other influential external interested parties.
In this case , the United States of America (USA) 🇺🇸 has been accused by the Western Media to have financially bankrolled last Sunday’s coup d’ etat in Guinea whereby a serving third -term President Alpha Conde was suddenly overthrown by his Aide -de – Camp (ADC); a well trained confidential security officer attached to the ‘ personal ‘ or private staff of a general or high ranking public officer.
The leader of the Coup CNRD Mamady Doumbouya , was a Corporal in France and returned home in 2018.Subsequently, President Alpha Conde appointed him the battalion commander and in 2019 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and then got promoted to Colonel in 2020.
When the military High Command had issues with his third term, Alpha Condé purged the presidential guard and established a group of special forces who were loyal to him and Mamady Doumbouya was made to lead that well-equipped special forces. Unfortunately, they caught him off guard with the assistance of other compromised military formations.
Indeed, life is endless battle and conflict , and you cannot fight effectively unless you can identify your enemies. People are subtle and evasive , disguising their intentions ,pretending to be on your side. You need clarity to learn how to smoke out your enemies, to spot them by the signs and patterns that reveal hostility.
Amid reports of lingering political upheavals in the Republic of Guinea 🇬🇳, Col. Mamady Doumbouya , President Alpha Conde ‘s Aide -De -Camp , allegedly received a secret invitation for a security meeting with the U.S. Army , yet, this man wasn’t aware! But rather being too naive with a friendly – enemy within.
However, recent research has shown that we live in a very delicate season; an era in which people are seldom directly hostile. The rules of systematic engagement – social , political , military – have changed, and so must your notion and approach of the enemy.
Absolving the repentant Boko Haram members into the Nigerian Army is one of the costly mistakes the APC – led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is making. Giving defectors from other political parties sensitive positions in your Government in the name of ‘ political inclusiveness ‘ is another dangerous game any sensitive, proactive and responsive Governor shouldn’t play.
Go for technocrats, boardroom business strategists and the think- tanks that will drive your policies even if they are not members of your political party; than the career politicians who feed fat on propaganda as they will be the first to attack you once your government collapses to pave way for the new Sheriff in town. It is about their interest, not good governance.
Is it not surprising to the naive ousted Pr Alpha Condé Pour Tous that the leader of that special forces he created led a coup against him.?
An emerging online picture shows that the mutineers also used ‘juju’ , an African or black magic power to arrest the president. Meaning his ADC knows his in -and – out !
Below is a picture of the coup ring leader, Col. Mamady Doumbouya, at the U.S. Embassy four days ago before the plot was executed in Guinea last Sunday, September 5, 2021.