By Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
The announcement by Guinea Bissau’s Military Junta that it will restore the country to democracy in 2014 has been condemned by the ECOWAS commission reiterating that it would not recognize any transitional process put in place by the government.
This was after the junta had last week signed a written undertaking to set in motion an immediate process that would restore the country to democratic rule after it met with a high-powered ECOWAS delegation.
The commission, in a statement signed by the President, Mr. Desire Kadre Ouedraogo expressed surprise that the military command in collaboration with 24 political parties are refusing to uphold the agreement.
“ECOWAS reiterates its commitment to the immediate restoration of constitutional order in Guinea Bissau, whose modalities constitute the focus of on-going consultations with Bissau-Guinean stakeholders, and which shall also be discussed at an Emergency Summit next week,” the commission said in the statement.
Guinea Bissau military command overthrew the country’s President, Raimundo Pereira and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior in a coup last week. It has already come under fire by regional and international bodies.
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