ECOWAS Suspends Guinea After Coup, Demands Release Of Alpha Condé

Guinea has been suspended from ECOWAS governing bodies with immediate effect until further notice by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

ECOWAS Suspends Guinea After Coup, Demands Release Of Alpha Condé

Guinea has been suspended from ECOWAS governing bodies with immediate effect until further notice by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

This was contained in a communique issued after an emergency ECOWAS meeting was held online on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

ECOWAS is also to immediately dispatch a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess the situation as it also demands the unconditional release of Alpha Condé immediately by the coup leaders.

The regional body also asked the military to ensure the physical safety of the ousted President.

“The Authority demands respect for the physical safety of the President of the Republic and Head of State, H.E. Alpha Condé, and his immediate and unconditional release, as well as that of all arrested persons.”

“It holds the coup plotters, under the aegis of the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), individually and collectively responsible for the physical safety of President Alpha Condé and the arrested persons.”