August 10, 2021

Speaker of the Community Parliament Rt. Hon Sidie Mohammed Tunis has lamented over none compliance with the ruling of the ECOWAS Court of Justice by the sub regional member states and other major actors within the region.

According to him respect of the rule of law is part of the total compliance with the court judgement as is an integral part and a major symbol of democracy, when he opened a five days delocalised meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

He insisted that “It is a major pilar of measuring how matured a community’s democracy is; courts are the last hope of the common man on the streets, and ECOWAS cannot afford to establish a Community Court after having adopted all legal instruments to that effect only for its member states to continue to disrespect its judgements with impunity”.

He added that, “I believe we are a more serious people and can do much better than that. I call on all Attorney Generals in all member states to as a matter of grave concern, not only to our people, but to the International Community, urgently organise a special meeting to address this ugly trend”.

Again, all laws must be obeyed and all court rulings must be adhered to as failure to do so has the propensity of drifting any society into anarchy, the Parliament is gravely concerned about the subject matter, he added.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/