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Ekweremadu condemns Guinea Coup, calls for Conde’s reinstatement

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Former Speaker of the Financial Group of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in totality the army coup d’état within the Republic of Guinea, which ousted President Alpha Conde, describing it as a “large setback for democracy in West Africa that should not be allowed to face”.

Ekweremadu stated that whereas leaders should work laborious to reinforce democratic governance and freedoms within the sub area, expertise clearly confirmed that unconstitutional change of presidency had by no means been the reply both.

In a press release by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu, on Monday, Ekweremadu, who chaired the ECOWAS Parliament’s Advert Hoc Committee on the Political Scenario in Niger Republic and Republic of Guinea in 2009, known as on ECOWAS leaders and the worldwide neighborhood to use the mandatory stress on the coup leaders to instantly launch and restore President Conde to energy.

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“The coup in Guinea Conakry is yet one more unhappy commentary on democracy, and the search for political stability and financial prosperity within the West Africa.

“It’s condemnable, unacceptable, and must not ever be condoned. Seize of energy by unconstitutional means is towards the letters and spirit of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance in addition to the provisions of the African Constitution on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

“A lot sacrifices have been made to entrench democracy as a everlasting technique of governance within the sub-region and army officers in each half thereof have to be made to know that any try to scuttle it would at all times be met with inflexible opposition by the leaders and peoples of the Group.

“Due to this fact, it is a name on the ECOWAS leaders and members of the worldwide neighborhood to face as much as the coup plotters to make sure that they reinstate President Alpha Conde instantly”, he stated.

The lawmaker, nonetheless, known as for extra political freedoms, strict observance of the rule of regulation, higher administration of range, and preservation of the sanctity of the poll field to detoxify the democratic surroundings, weeding it of each issue that makes coup making engaging.

“I have to admit that our leaders should additionally try and committedly convey to an finish a tradition of political impunity, winner-takes-all, sit-tight syndrome, and exclusionist tendencies so as to set up a egalitarianism, tradition of democratic freedoms, rule of regulation, transparency, accountability, sanctity of poll field, respect for time period limits to make sure that democracy and its blessings endure in all of West Africa.”

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