ECOWAS MEETS TODAY IN A BID TO RESOLVE POLITICAL CRISIS IN GUINEA
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 16, 2021
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is meeting today (Thursday) to review developments and decide the next step on Guinea following the recent military coup in the Sahel nation.
Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, said the extraordinary summit of the bloc would examine the findings of an ECOWAS delegation to Guinea and come up with how best to restore constitutional rule in the country.
The African Union (AU) had already aligned with the sub-regional body by suspending the troubled nation’s membership last week after Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, a special forces commander, toppled 83-year-old President Alpha Conde, calling his ouster a “clear violation” of the group’s charter.
Thursday’s evaluation would focus on the report by the delegation from the 15-member ECOWAS team sent to Conakry to meet with coup leader Doumbouya and visit the ousted president.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma