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Return power to civilian rule- ECOWAS Chair to Mali junta

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The Economic Community of West African States Chair, President Nana Akufo-Addo has ask the Military takeover in Mali to return power back to civilian.

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was overthrown last month by the Military in the country and was the agenda of discussion at Peduase Lodge yesterday when eight heads of states met in Ghana.

President Nana Akufo-Addo also gave the junta 18 months to give power to the civilians.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, he said “The view point of ECOWAS is that matters that have been put out should be dealt with in terms of days and not weeks so that we begin the process of normalizing the situation in Mali,”.

He has appointed Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan to return to Bamako and continue with talks with the Military.

The meeting was attended by the Chair, President Akufo-Addo, Ex-President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Presidents S.E. Patrice Talon of Benin, Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Adama Barrow of The Gambia and Alpha Conde of Guinea and the leader of the Military Junta, Colonel Assimi Goita.


Source: Ghana Waves

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