Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will not accept unconstitutional takeover of power.
Osinbajo spoke on Sunday in Ghana where he is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at an extraordinary ECOWAS summit to discuss the political situation in the Republic of Mali.
Osinbajo stated that there is a strong resolve by ECOWAS and the international community not to accept coups in the region.
“So, I think what is being done is unprecedented; in the years gone by, African Union, then known as Organisation of African Unity, never came down heavily on coup d’etat,” he said.
“But it is evident now; there is very strong resolve that the ECOWAS, and indeed the international community, will not accept unconstitutional takeovers of government in the form of coup d’etat and other such unconstitutional means of taking over governments.
“So, it is very evident that there is a very strong resolve which is why we are here today.”
The vice-president expressed optimism that the efforts being made to resolve the situation in Mali will yield positive results.