Former Special Aide to ex-President Rawlings, Dr Donald Agumenu has said that the situation in Guinea needs intervention from ECOWAS and AU for the restoration of constitutional government.

Dr Agumenu made the comment in a tweet, following the toppling of Alpha Condé in Guinea last Sunday by the Military.

“Regional and International Bodies must take diligent steps towards constitutional restoration and rule of law in Guinea to reinforce the will of the people,” Dr. Donald Agumenu said while urging for calm.

Guinea faces major political uncertainty regardless. Alpha Conde had only been re-elected for a third presidential term last November. The Military has not revealed a broader plan for governing the country, other than an announcement to replace regional governors with military commanders.

Some fear that the coup will mark the return of Military rule to Guinea, a country that’s no stranger to volatility.

The head of Guinea’s Military special forces, lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, a former French foreign legionnaire officer, cited poverty and corruption as justification for his coup.