The statement said that the head of the interim government, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister should not be made a candidate under any circumstances in the presidential election to be held on February 27.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo presides over ECOWAS
African Leaders Suspends Mali From ECOWAS: The leaders of West Africa have suspended this country from their regional bloc on Sunday in view of last week’s coup in Mali. The Foreign Minister of Ghana has given this information after an emergency meeting on political crisis in Mali. Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Aykor Botchwe said that the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) is concerned about the impact on the security of West Africa due to the insecurity created by political turmoil in that country (Mali). ‘
At the end of the summit, the ECOWAS heads of state demanded that the Mali authorities immediately release interim President Bah Nadav and Prime Minister Matter Ooane, who have been placed under house arrest. The leaders in their statement condemned the arrests made by the army in Mali (ECOWAS on Mai). He said that the army has violated the consent made last September on the steps of mediation. The ECOWAS immediately appealed to elect a new civilian prime minister, to form a new inclusive government and to initiate the process of transfer of power for elections in February 2022.
monitoring system will be created
With this, the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) said that a monitoring mechanism will be created to ensure this. The statement said that the head of the interim government, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister should not be made a candidate under any circumstances in the presidential election to be held on February 27. ECOWAS appealed to all international partners, including the African Union, the United Nations and the European Union, to continue supporting the successful implementation of the transfer of power in Mali.
Concern raised over COVID-19
According to the statement, the heads of state expressed concern over the crisis that arose in Mali amid the COVID-19 global epidemic (Mali in Economic Community of West African States). After the removal of the President and Prime Minister, Colonel Asimi Goita has again taken over the power of the country. Goita led the coup in Mali in the year 2020 and he held the post of Vice President of the country since September last year.
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