CEO rejects appointment of ECOWAS special envoy for Guinea

The head of the Guinean military junta, Mamady Doumbouya, has rejected the appointment of a special envoy by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), for which the former UN diplomat Mohamed Ibn had been appointed.

“The appointment of a special envoy does not seem opportune or urgent to us as there is no internal crisis that could affect the normal course of the transition,” he said in a letter to the President of the Regional Council President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

He argued that “the implementation of the transitional organs as planned in a climate of calm and in perfect symbiosis with the forces of the country”, before confirming the “availability” of his government to “maintain a permanent dialogue”. “with ECOWAS.

CEO rejects appointment of ECOWAS special envoy for Guinea
CEO rejects appointment of ECOWAS special envoy for Guinea

Doumbouya has stressed that he is ready to receive ECOWAS missions, “like the one in Conakry, to work with the government on the axes of technical assistance for a return to normal constitutional order,” according to the Guinean News Guinean Vision portal.

During a summit in Ghana on Sunday, ECOWAS announced an entry ban into the bloc states and a financial embargo against those responsible for the riots on Plank 5.

The putschist, sworn in as the interim president, had promised ECOWAS in October that a week after the appointment of Mohamed Béavogui as the new prime minister a “realistic and amicable timetable” would be reached to determine the duration of the transition.

Since taking power, Doumbouya has promised to “reunite” the Guineans before the next elections, for which he will not run and whose celebration has yet to be completed. He has also defended the “political change” that has been imposed on the African country.

The coup was given after months of political crisis in the country by Condé’s decision to amend the constitution for a third term and his victory in the 2020 presidential election, in which the rest of the candidates, including opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, denounced fraud.

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