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Sierra Leone President Julius Mada Bio advises Mali on the transition and reiterates its position on two-term restrictions in ECOWAS member states


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His President Julius Mada Bio advised the ECOWAS Head of State and Government meeting in Ghana on the way out of Mali’s impasse, early to return to constitutional rules and two-term restrictions in Member States. Insisted on his position. ..

“We can argue that election politics is possible in the face of violent riots, but first we need to agree on what kind of ecosystems are likely to have credible elections. Therefore, when the Mali military administration agrees on a time frame for full compliance with the ECOWAS dictation, it is necessary to keep in mind the unique complexity of the Mali crisis, “he said.

Therefore, he encouraged his colleagues to work together to agree on a viable timeline with specific checkpoints and benchmarks on the agreed path to bring the Republic of Mali back to constitutional order in the shortest possible time. I urged you to change.

“We will also take this opportunity to reiterate the government’s support for the draft revised Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the constitutional issues of the two-term limit. Sierra Leone reiterates all the two-term restrictions. I believe it needs to be included in the national constitution of the member countries of.

“In many cases, the ECOWAS head of state has asked Mali to return the country to a constitutional order by February 2022, but I also cannot do so by the interim leaders of Mali’s military administration. It’s clear to all of us, based on the correspondence submitted to the chair of the authorities, “he said.

He added that he already had a deadlock and, as a leader in the ECOWAS region, he needed to find a solution to that deadlock, especially by first agreeing that the five-year period proposed by Transitional Leadership was too long. rice field. Current leadership has been in power for over 18 months.

“Mali undoubtedly violated the 2001 ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance by overthrowing the government of former President Ibrahim Bubakar Keita in 2020. This was unconstitutional.

“But excellence, the question at hand today is what Mali should do to ensure that it adheres to the ECOWAS norms of democracy and good governance, within the shortest possible timeline. That’s it, “he concludes.

Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the State Capitol of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Therefore, it is necessary to keep in mind the unique complexity of the Mali crisis when the Mali junta agrees on a time frame for full compliance with the ECOWAS dictation.

Sierra Leone President Julius Mada Bio advises Mali on the transition and reiterates its position on two-term restrictions in ECOWAS member states

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