Ecowas regional leaders rejected the call for the resignation of beleaguered President Ibrahim Keita by the opposition Coalition M5-RFP.
ECOWAS leaders ended their virtual extraordinary Summit on Monday, 27th July, by giving the government and the opposition in Mali 10 days to form a National Unity Government, a Communique from the Summit said.
Thirty-one MPs whose elections are disputed from the March/April Parliamentary vote were also asked to resign, while 116 other MPs should carry on with legislative business until bye-elections are held to fill the vacant seats.
The regional leaders rejected the call for the resignation of beleaguered President Ibrahim Keita by the opposition Coalition M5-RFP, stressing that the national Constitution should be respected.
The ECOWAS leaders, instead, urged the opposition Coalition to join the Unity Government.
They also called for the recomposition of the Constitutional Court and the setting up an inclusive Committee to Monitor the implemention of the Summit decisions.
The regional leaders further mandated the ECOWAS Commission to “consider sanctions against those who act contrary to the normalisation process of the crisis.”
They expressed solidarity with Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse, who has been kidnapped by gunmen since March and urged the government to faciliate his release.
The ECOWAS leaders expressed their condolences to families that lost loved ones and those injured during violent street protests that have characterised the crisis.
with reverbrations across neigbouring countries with the potential for destabilisation of the ECOWAS and Sahel regions.
There was no immediate official reaction from the M5-RFP to the ECOWAS Summit decisions, but in rejecting earlier proposals by ECOWAS’ two previous peace missions to Bamako, the Coalition had insisted on President Keita’s resignation. Its leaders had called on supporters to resume protests after the Muslim Tabaski Feast on Friday.
Mali’s deep-rooted political and socio-economic crises have continued to reverbrate across neigbouring countries with deadly terrorist attacks threatening peace and security in the ECOWAS and Sahel regions.
DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL Elombah.com links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, kindly join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via email@example.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
DOWNLOAD The ElombahNews (Elombah.com) Mobile App Here
Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles to firstname.lastname@example.org; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page: ElombahNews
For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526
You may be interested
Monday EndSARS protest- questions Nnamdi Kanu must answer ~ By Ifeanyi Chijiokeadmin - October 25, 2020
<!-- Monday EndSARS protest- questions Nnamdi Kanu must answer ~ By Ifeanyi Chijioke - ElombahNews HomeAnalysisMonday EndSARS protest- questions Nnamdi…
#EndSars : ”At a point, the protests got out of control” – Williams Uchembaadmin - October 25, 2020
Popular Nollywood Actor, Philanthropist and Comedian, Williams Uchemba has bared his thoughts on the sad turn the #ENDSars protests took…
Hijacked #EndSars Protest : Lagos government prosecutes 229 hoodlumsadmin - October 25, 2020
The Lagos state government has commenced the prosecution of 229 hoodlums over the destruction and looting of public and private…