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ECOWAS against military takeovers – Osinbajo to coup plotters

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday mentioned the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) stays against army takeovers.

The VP insisted the one method of adjusting authorities, acceptable to all protocols and political rights of the folks, are elections.

He spoke after attending the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the political conditions in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea in Accra, Ghana.

Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed deliberation has been fruitful.

He mentioned leaders reiterated their place that there’s completely no excuse for a change of presidency by coup d’etat.

“What occurred in Burkina Faso was thought of and has been condemned by all Heads of State. Engagement is happening with the army junta.

“We condemned the tried coup in Guinea-Bissau and congratulated President Embalo and the folks for resisting that unconstitutional try.”

Osinbajo expressed hope that classes have been learnt because the regional bloc wouldn’t prefer to see a repeat of mutiny.

On Mali, he informed reporters that ECOWAS awaits the authorities to answer imposed sanctions.

“We count on that in some unspecified time in the future, the Malian authorities themselves would start to hurry up the method of transition.”

The VP, who was accompanied to Ghana by Nigerian diplomats, is again to Abuja. Supply: DailyPost

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