Guinea: Nigeria, ECOWAS, AU insist on restoration of democracy

6 September, 2021

Nigeria on Sunday strongly condemned the military takeover in Guinea.

 

The Federal Government called on those behind the military takeover to restore constitutional order without delay.

A statement by Esther Sunsuwa, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “The Nigerian Government is saddened by the apparent coup d’état that has taken place in the Republic of Guinea today, in clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.

“The Government of Nigeria strongly condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of government and therefore calls on those behind this coup to restore constitutional order without delay and protect all lives and property.”

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) yesterday demanded a return to constitutional order in Guinea and threatened to impose sanctions after special forces soldiers apparently ousted long-serving President Alpha Conde.

A statement by ECOWAS chairman, Ghana’s President Nana Akuffo-Addo, condemned what it called “an attempted coup,” and demanded the immediate and unconditional liberation of Conde, who was detained by the soldiers.

source: The Nation Online ng.