MEDIATOR FOR ECOWAS, GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, FORMER NIGERIA PRESIDENT SAID HE HAD NO DOUBT THAT MALI’S POST COUP INTERIM ADMINISTRATION WOULD HAND OVER POWER
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 15, 2021
The Mediator for the Economic Community of West African States , ECOWAS, and Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said he had no doubt that Mali’s Post coup interim administration would hand over power to Civilians within the agreed eighteen months deadline.
This followed increasing questions over the Post-Coup government’s ability to reform the constitution and stage elections within the remaining fourteen months, while tackling the Country’s Jihadist insurgency.
The Jonathan told newsmen that the Mission encouraged the Transitional Government to finalize and release a road map with an action plan indicating the various activities to be carried out while being respectful of the transition period scheduled for eighteen months.
The Former President also expressed concern about the recent arrests in connection with an alleged Coup attempt adding that the delegation urged the administration to follow legal procedures in force, in a transparent manner while respecting human rights.
The mediator, however, reiterated the Solidarity of ECOWAS with the Government and the Malian People and expressed its willingness to accompany them in the process of achieving a successful transition.