President John Mahama
President John Mahama

The Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government is scheduled to discuss the political situation in Burkina Faso where a military coup last Thursday toppled the country’s interim government which has been preparing for a general election after the abdication of former President Blaise Compaore in October last year.

President John Mahama
President John Mahama
The Abuja meeting follows days of mediation efforts led by ECOWAS to end the takeover by presidential guards.
Earlier, the Ghanaian government, represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hanna Serwah Tetteh had issued a statement condemning last Thursday’s coup.

The statement said “the coup violates with impunity the internationally brokered process to promote the principle of entrenching democracy and constitutional governance in Burkina Faso.”

Meanwhile, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has also condemned the military takeover at a time the country was preparing for a general election.

“WANEP notes with grave concerns the implications of the political stalemate on peace and security in the country and indeed the entire region, especially as Burkinabes were preparing for elections with optimism for a free and fair process,” WANEP stated. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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