Guinea coup leader meets President Akufo-Addo, ECOWAS Chair, and President Alassane Ouattara

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has called on ECOWAS leaders under the distinguished leadership of President Akufo-Addo to expedite action on resolving the Guinean crisis.

According to the Civil Society Organisation, the delay in returning Guinea to civilian rule has become a concern because of the implication of such prolonged unresolved military take-over in such a volatile democratic environment.

In a press statement dated January 24, 2022, ASEPA indicated that coups tend to influence the political temperature in neighbouring states igniting a force, which if care is not taken, could plunge the entire Sub-Region into an avalanche of coup D’états. 

“We are aware of a two-year transitional programme proposed by Military Junta led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, and even though ECOWAS is reported to have rejected this supposed two-year transition programme, there still remains no clear strategy to guide the Guineans into a smooth democratic transition,” the CSO noted.

ASEPA added that “the level of assurance required by the Guinean Military Junta, in the assurance of safety, the ultimate protection of the Military Junta and most importantly the re-integration of the members of the junta back into the Guinean society and also the military, still largely remains non-existent as the future of members of the junta continues to remain bleak.”

ASEPA calls on ECOWAS to expedite action on resolving the Guinean crisis

This, they believe, has contributed to the general lack of commitment and enthusiasm in transitioning Guinea from military rule back to civilian rule by the Military Junta.

The CSO urged ECOWAS to ensure the Guinean crisis is not only resolved but also see to it that the country conducts democratic elections in the next six months.

ASEPA calls on ECOWAS to expedite action on resolving the Guinean crisis

ASEPA also called on ECOWAS to “also pay special attention to the situation in both Mali and Burkina Faso as well, in the protection of the general stability of the sub-region.”



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