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ECOWAS reacts to Burkinabe president's resignation

03 November 2014, 06:58Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has acknowledged the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso.

This was disclosed in a declaration issued by John Dramani Mahama, Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government at the headquarters of the regional body during the weekend in Abuja.

According to Mahama, the resignation of Compaoré last Friday, has opened a way for dialogue and peace.

The ECOWAS Chairman reiterated the need for all parties to respect the principle of democracy and constitutional governance as stipulated in the Constitution of Burkina Faso, as well as the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.

Also Read: ECOWAS appeals for calm in Burkina Faso

He called on all the parties to resort to dialogue, which he said was the only way of arriving at political consensus that will lead to free, fair and credible elections in accordance with the constitutional provisions.

He further called on all the parties to work in the overall interest of the people of Burkina Faso in order to guarantee peace and stability in the region.

Mahama enjoined the parties to show the necessary restraints and to refrain from taking actions which will exacerbate an already fragile situation.

He said ECOWAS would continue to work closely with the people of Burkina Faso and the international community to ensure sustainable peace and stability in the country.

 “ECOWAS remain seized of the situation in Burkina Faso and will take further action in accordance with its Normative Frameworks, if and when deemed necessary.”

- CAJ News


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