ECOWAS to hold urgent situation meeting on Mali issue
There will be an Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Mali by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) on Thursday.
The ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate of Communications made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
According NAN reports, the summit would be held virtually through video conference.
The urgency of the summit is as a result of the military coup d’état that took place in the Republic of Mali on Tuesday.
It could be recalled that President Ibrahim Keita and his government resigned after he was arrested and forced to do so by the soldiers.
Already the soldiers have set up a body to work out modalities for elections.
The West African group, ECOWAS has strongly condemned the undemocratic change of government, adding that it is against its protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.
The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has been mediating in the sociology-political crises and has sent several mediation and peace missions to Mali.