Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament
November 5, 2021

Rapporteur of ECOWAS Parliament’s Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Mahama Ayariga is advocating for Speaker of the Parliament to consider getting the transitional government in both Mali and Guinea to get representatives to the Community Parliament as they work to revert back to constitutional government.

According to him it is a matter that the Speaker can decide on and “I would recommend that the Speaker finds ways of getting the government their representatives”.

“It’s better they are represented than they are not represented at all, I think that going back to my international law, we may as West Africa not recognise the military regime, but if the rest of the world does then they become lawful constituted authority of that country”, he said in an interview.

Mr. Ayariga said this in an interview when Ghanamps.com wanted to know what happens to both countries representation despite the coup in those countries the Community Parliament is going on with its activities.

According to him, he sympathizes with the military junta in Guinea Conakry because the transitional period given them by the Authority of Heads of States for them to move to constitutional rule is too short.

And advocate that, they should consider extending their time, “otherwise they would consider extending their time and ECOWAS would lose out morally on all grounds”, he said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com