ECOWAS mission returns to troubled Burkina Faso
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is sending a Joint Mission of the United Nations, African Union and the regional bloc back to Burkina Faso to meet and consult stakeholders as part of measures to resolve the political problems in that country.
This was disclosed in a communiqué signed from Abuja by President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédrago.
“As a follow up, the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority, accompanied by two Heads of State, would visit Ouagadougou on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 to meet all the stakeholders,” the communiqué read.
It added that the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government was briefed about the outcome of the Joint Mission of The United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS visit to Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital, from October 31 to November 2.
It said the ECOWAS Commission approved the recommendations of the mission and reaffirmed support for peaceful restoration of constitutional order.
The ECOWAS Chairman appealed to all stakeholders and the military to find a consensual solution in line with the provisions of the constitution of Burkina Faso.
He also reaffirmed the readiness of ECOWAS to cooperate with Burkina Faso and others to restore legitimate transitional order, accompanying the stakeholders in finding sustainable solutions to the impasse and work towards organizing free and credible elections.
– CAJ News
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