ECOWAS has suspended one of its members, Guinea following a recent coup in the country which led to the ousting of President Alpha Conde, NewsWire GH can confirm.
The move by the regional body, among others, is to compel the coup makers to relinquish power and return the constitutional rule.
The decision which was arrived at after a high powered ECOWAS delegation meeting convened virtually on September 8, 2021, under the chairmanship of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chair of the Authority, also demanded the personal safety of the ousted Guinean President.
ECOWAS, after suspending Guinea is also to “immediately dispatch a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess
the situation. The Authority will review the situation in light of developments in the Republic of Guinea and the Assessment mission report.”
The regional body is further calling on the African Union to endorse the decisions taken in order to restore peace in the sub-region.
On the issue of Mali, the Authority welcomed “the relative calm observed in the country and
takes note of the renewed commitment of the transitional authorities to respect the planned duration of the transition period.
“The Authority also takes note of the lifting of the restrictive measures imposed on the former President of the Transition, H.E. Bah N’Daw, and the former Prime Minister, Mr Moctar Ouane. It calls on the Chair of the Authority to remain seized of the matter and of the conditions of detention of former senior government officials, particularly, the former Prime Minister, Mr. Boubeye Maiga, a person of advanced age.”
Read below the full communique by ECOWAS