The Guinea’s coup leader Col. Mamady Doumbouya has rejected calls to permit ousted President Alpha Conde to depart the country after engaging the regional union ECOWAS on Friday.
The Guinea’s military is anticipated to complete talks with civil society organizations today on a way forward for the nation. This comes a day after ECOWAS slap embargoes on Guinea. Nana Akufo-Addo, the head of ECOWAS and Ghana’s president, as expected travelled to Conakry to urge the release of ousted President Alpha Conde.
Coup members who toppled Conde on September 5, announced it will not succumb to any ECOWAS pressures. Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, presently the chair of ECOWAS, and Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara visiteded the meeting with Doumbouya on Friday. The Ivorian President Ouattara had wanted to leave with Conde, but the junta has refused
Col. Mamady is seen as a liberator of his country. He is a true nationalist, Guineans want. He is very wise, because he needs to put Alpha Conde on the checklist, with an eagle eyed supervision.
Few days after Guinea coup, ECOWAS met and blacklisted Guinea. That’s Guinea no more part of ECOWAS. Okay. Afterwards, ECOWAS met again, issuing threat and instructions for Guinea to get back to constitutional rule. By organising election with six months. Threat of travel ban and seizure of Guinea investment.
One thing the Guinean Coup Leaders have in common with the Taliban in Afghanistan is local legitimacy! This therefore calls for a very tactical thought-through approach by ECOWAS to navigate Guinea back to Democratic rule; this does NOT include sanctions, travel bans and threats.
Many have said that the inclusion of Alassane Quattara already defeated their purpose of visit and reenforced Guinean junta stand. ECOWAS needs to tackle this issue from the root cause. You sit and watch democratically elected official use unconstitutional election reforms to carry out coup d’etat (extend their term of stay) at the expense of the suffering citizens.
And you go ahead to congratulate them. Until you call out and sanction those who use all means to extend their term limit, don’t expect those who carry out coup d’etat as a result of these actions to listen to you.
What an irony, outarara who also changed his country constitution to go for third term, is telling colonel Doumbouya to return to civilian rule.
In a video, the people of Guinea are hooting at the Ecowas delegation most especially, the Ivorian President.