The Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the military coups in Guinea-Bissau.
He said the coups which comes on the heels of a similar attempt in Mali was capable of derailing democratic gains in the West African sub-region should it be allowed to stand and therefore expressed hope that the coups would crumble like others before it.
The Speaker said no coups is tenable under the new West African and African democratic order and advised the military in the West African states to restrict themselves to their constitutional duties so as not to return the sub-region to the throes of conflicts and instability from which it has already been emancipated at great human and material costs.
“What is going on in Guinea-Bissau is highly condemnable, unjustifiable, and a slight on the collective will of the peoples of West Africa to live and prosper under democratic governance, constitutionalism, and rule of law”, Ekweremadu emphasised.
He called on the international community and friends of Guinea-Bissau and ECOWAS to rally round the sub-regional body to ensure that the affront on democratic governance did not stand because it has no place in contemporary West Africa.
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