The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has strongly condemned again the seizure of power in Burkina Faso, which took place on Friday, 30th September 2022.
In a press statement, the ECOWAS said it “finds this new coup a major setback at a time when progress had been made, particularly through diplomacy and efforts undertaken to ensure an orderly return to constitutional order by 1st July 2024.”
The regional bloc reaffirmed its “unreserved condemnation of any seizure or retention of power by unconstitutional means” and demanded the scrupulous respect of the timetable already agreed upon with the Transition Authorities for a rapid return to constitutional rule by 1st July 2024.
ECOWAS, the statement said, “hereby warns any institution, force or group of persons who, by their actions, may hinder the planned return to constitutional order or contribute to undermining the peace and stability of Burkina Faso and the Region.”
According to the release, the ECOWAS Commission remained seized with developments in the country.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD