ECOWAS Chairman, President Nana Akuffo-Addo Calls Emergency ECOWAS Summit Over Guinea Coup

President Nana Akuffo-Addo in his capacity as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has called an emergency summit over the Guinea coup.

The meeting set to take place today will be chaired by President Nana Akuffo-Addo at 2:00pm to address current events in member state Guinea.

Announcing this to journalists at a media briefing on Tuesday, September 7, Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin pointed out that the summit will be virtual.

“On the matter that has also dominated the world of news especially from this weekend that has to do with the ousting of the President of Guinea, H.E Alpha Condé, the president tomorrow at 2:00pm would chair a virtual emergency summit of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States basically to reaffirm the long-held belief that the ballots and not the bullets should be the only legitimate means of effecting change in the political leadership of any country within the ECOWAS community.

“As you already know, prior to this particular summit as chairperson of the Ecowas Authority, he issued a statement to condemn unreservedly the events in Guinea, has demanded for the respect or physical safety of President Alpha Conde as well as his immediate and unconditional release.”

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