March 2, 2022

Chairman of the Community’s Parliament Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Senator Edwin Melvin Snowe Junior has revealed that Mali, Guinea Conakry and Burkina Faso would be visited after the Extraordinary Session.

According to him the Speaker Rt. Hon Sidie Mohammed Tunis has confirmed that immediately after the Liberia Monrovia Session there would be a visitation as the Session would come up with a resolution.

For instance, he gave an example of ECOWAS Parliament delegation in Mali when the coup occurred it was headed by Mahama Ayariga and when he reported to the Parliament of the development, he was airlifted.

Again, in Sierra Leon, the ECOWAS Parliament went there to mediate and settle their problem when the two main political parties had issues and could not form a government and emphasised that the Parliament has been playing critical role within the West African sub-region.

“We would be discussing the failed coup in Guinea Bissau, what led to that, how were they repelled, those are things that we need to look at. You see what is happing in Ukraine and Russian, if we allow this to go down our region and flips out of our hands we do not know what is going to happen. Do not forget we have Russian troops today in Mali”.

And added that what is happening in Ukraine if not arrested might trickle down in the region. The community parliament has condemned what is happening in Ukraine,  “we stand by the government of Ukraine do not forget we have the Russians next in Mali what about if that geo-politics begins to have a trickle-down effect in the region, the very Russians begin to give arms to the insurgence.

He noted that it would undermine “our” peace and security and that is why they have to look at the situation now.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/