ECOWAS leaders insist Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will not resign over Crisis

July 28, 2020

The sub-regional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have insisted that President Ibrahim Keita of Mali will not step aside as being demanded by members of the opposition in that country. Keita has so far spent two out of the five years second term in office. But a resistance group, M5, is insisting that the Constitutional Court must be dissolved, and Keita must resign, before peace can return to the country.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, who spoke to State House correspondents on the resolutions of the leaders at the end of the ECOWAS virtual meeting, however, said the meeting endorsed a government of national unity. He disclosed that the meeting also endorsed the cancellation of the 31 disputed parliamentary seats and fresh elections should be conducted.

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