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Politics of Sunday, 10 November 2019


ECOWAS urges peaceful elections in Guinea Bissau

The President of Niger, Mr Mahamadou Issoufou, has called on the international community to support efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ensure peaceful elections in Guinea Bissau this year.

He said the prevailing instability in that country could disrupt the elections which are scheduled for November 24, 2019, and also cause instability in neighbouring countries.

Mr Issoufou, who is also the Chairman of ECOWAS, made the call at the opening of an extraordinary session of Heads of State and Government in Guinea Bissau, which is being attended by
Heads of the 14-member regional bloc in Niamey, the capital of Niger.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led the Ghanaian delegation which included the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayokor Botchwey; and the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah.

Also participating in the session to discuss the political situation in Guinea Bissau are leaders of the ECOWAS Commission, including its President, Dr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.