Posted by: africanpressorganization | 6 June 2009

ECOWAS commission condemns killings in Bissau, urges security agencies to avert deterioration of situation

 

 


 

 

ECOWAS commission condemns killings in Bissau, urges security agencies to avert deterioration of situation

 

 

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 6, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has condemned the killing on 4th June 2009 of Mr. Baciro Dabo, along with a former Minister of Defence, Helder Proenca and two of his bodyguards in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Dabo was a senior member of the ruling PAIGC and one of the 13 candidates for the 28th June 2009 presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau.

 

Dr. Chambas, who received the news with deep concern and sadness, described the killing as a reprehensible act which undermines democracy, peace and stability in Guinea-Bissau.

 

“The fragile political situation in Guinea-Bissau has been further weakened by this event. This is regretted as it comes at a time the country is preparing for presidential elections slated for 28th June 2009”, Dr. Chambas stated.

 

While calling for investigations into the killings, Dr. Chambas emphasized the need for constitutional succession to the Presidency and calls on the Armed Forces and other Security Agencies of Guinea-Bissau to desist from any actions likely to plunge the country further into lawlessness and political instability. He also calls on them to continue to support the transitional government in its task of organising a free, fair and credible election on 28th June 2009.

 

SOURCE 

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)


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