Nigeria tasks ECOWAS on prompt transition to civil rule in Guinea.
Nigeria made the call Thursday at the Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS member-states on the political situation in the Republics of Guinea and Mali.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Mohammadu Buhari at the summit which held in Accra, Ghana.
According to the communique issued at the end of the extraordinary summit, the ECOWAS leaders resolved to freeze the financial assets of members of the military junta, place a travel ban on them, while also demanding that the junta return Guinea to constitutional rule within six months.
Recall that at the last summit of ECOWAS leaders which held virtually on September 8, Nigeria, also represented by Prof Osinbajo, condemned the coup de‘tat in Guinea, calling for an unconditional release of President Alpha Conde, and for stringent measures on Guinea’s military junta.
Speaking at the Accra summit, Prof Osinbajo restated Nigeria’s position, urging for the unconditional release of President Condé and calling for more pressure on the country’s military leaders to return the nation to democratic rule.