Burkinabe Army Willing To Restore Constitutional Order – ECOWAS

A military government that seized power in Burkina Faso last week has shown a willingness to work towards a return to constitutional order, leaders of West Africa’s regional bloc have said.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has asked the military to rapidly propose an election timetable, the president of the ECOWAS Commission said on Thursday.

The heads of state who met in Ghana’s capital Accra, said they regretted that another military government in neighbouring Mali has yet to present an acceptable path to return to constitutional order, which could lead to the easing of sanctions.

ECOWAS Commission President Jean Claude Kassi Brou told a news conference there was no need to impose more sanctions against the military that deposed Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore.

“We have engaged them. And they have shown interest that they want to work with ECOWAS towards the restoration of constitutional order,” Brou said.

“Since they have shown the ability to work with ECOWAS, we can’t just impose the maximum sanctions,” he added.


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