General information for Sunday, September 19, 2021
The international diplomatic consultant Al Wahab Farouk expressed the doubt that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) could bring any positive development in the crisis of the Guinean coup.
He shared that it would be less likely for the bloc to influence Alpha Condé‘s return as president of the country, Guinea.
Speaking to Don Prah of Happy FM in the program ‘Epa Hoa Daben’, he explained that if the young coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, will receive and acknowledge receipt of Alpha Condé’s reinstatement press release. , such an instruction will not be followed.
“ECOWAS cannot order the military leaders to reinstate Alpha Condé. There was a constitutional order and the man had abused the constitutional order leading to the coup. President Nana Akufo-Addo as president cannot force for the freedom of Alpha Condé. Either way, ECOWAS cannot use any military force to pull it out of the coup. Nana is just going to visit Alpha Condé to check if he is taking his medication ”.
On September 5, 2021, soldiers in Guinea led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya overthrew 83-year-old President Alpha Condé. Announcing the dissolution of the government, the coup leader on national television said the military had no choice but to seize power due to widespread corruption, abuse and contempt for the government. human rights as well as economic mismanagement, all under the reign of Alpha Condé.
The recent action led to an emergency ECOWAS summit in Accra to deliberate on the way forward against the military government in Guinea and also to discuss the slow progress towards constitutional rule in Mali following the coup. State in the country last year.
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, West African leaders imposed sanctions on coup leaders in Guinea and called for elections in 6 months to demand a swift return to civilian rule after troops overthrew the president Alpha Condé.