Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 June 2009

ECOWAS commission calls on Niger to respect constitution and ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance

 


 

 

ECOWAS commission calls on Niger to respect constitution and ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance

 

 

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 4, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ECOWAS Commission appeals to Niger authorities to abide by
their Constitution and the ECOWAS Additional Protocol on
Democracy and Good Governance, signed and ratified by Niger,
especially the aspect that forbids obtaining or maintaining
power through unconstitutional means.

Recalling the role played by Niger in the adoption,
ratification and implementation of the Additional Protocol
on Democracy and Good Governance, ECOWAS wishes to prevent
the heightening of political tension in Niger and maintain
the democratic gains and the stability the country has
enjoyed in the past years because of the consensus that
exists among the various political stakeholders.

This appeal follows the visit of a delegation sent by
President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in his capacity as ECOWAS
Chairman, to his Niger counterpart, President Mamadou
Tandja, to deliver a message on the present political
situation. The delegation was led by former Nigerian Head of
State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

SOURCE 

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)


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