May 29, 2021

Chairman of the Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Melvin Edwin Snowe Junior has said he is happy the Malian delegation that went to Sierra Leon during the Extra Ordinary meeting were not sworn in as members.

According to him the Community Parliament is a democratic body and democratic space should not allow people with military junta regime to come and take over that space.

“This would have sent a very negative signal and impact, true to our action look at what had happened in Mali in the last few days, there is another coup there again, I leaving for Accra tomorrow there is an emergency summit of Authority of Heads of States and Government I am representing the Parliament”.

He further pointed out in an interview that, there are plans to have stronger sanctions, and this day and age the West African sub-region should not have military coup and this military instability is unbelievable and necessary steps should be taken so that a decision is taken against Mali.

“We as a parliament, have sent that to the court of justice and they are still reviewing their situation and there is another coup, so we need to give the bitter pill to Mali. Again, this time and age military coup is not the answer”, he said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/