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ECOWAS Heads Set to put an End to Mali's Military Rule

ECOWAS to end Junta's rule
Mali's political tensions continue to heighten following the recent military coup against the democratically elected government.

President Buhari at the ECOWAS meeting on 28th August 2020 put forward some recommendations before the commission towards achieving a peaceful Mali.

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Recall that President Buhari left for a peacekeeping mission in the region which generated a lot of controversies and reactions. Many were also biased in the manner the President deserted the country in chaos especially the Northern part of the country which has witnessed several killings in pursuit of peace in Mali.

Mali on 19th August 2020, witnessed a transition rule from democracy to the military with the Junta's now in control of the country's leadership affairs.

Mediation group sent to Mali by the ECOWAS heads of States led by the former Nigerian President Good luck Ebele Jonathan is now yielding fruit following the release of the detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as reported by the former President on his social media platform.

ECOWAS leaders had also rejected the proposal by the Junta's to rule for three years before the hand over to the Democratic government.

According to the Nigerian President, fresh elections will be conducted in order to reinstate the existing democratic leadership. In another report, the information says that ousted Mali's leader Keita has rejected the offer to go back to the office.

"At our ECOWAS leaders meeting today, I put forward the following recommendations for the military leadership in Mali.

"Nigeria will, alongside ECOWAS, provide the necessary logistics support to facilitate the conduct of elections to re-establish democratic governance in Mali.

"would like to thank once again, the ECOWAS Mediator in Mali, former President GoodLuck Jonathan, as well as my colleagues in the sub-region, who have continued to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the resolution of this crisis. Nigeria stands in full solidarity with the people of Mali," Buhari said.

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