By Ebi Kesiena
West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide on how to respond to the coup in Guinea and ways on how to pressure the junta leaders to return the country to constitutional rule.
Ghana Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of Ministers, told a news conference in Accra that the mission would report back to ECOWAS leaders on Thursday.
“The presidents will consider the report and decide what to do. They’ll decide on how to put pressure on the coup-makers to bring Guinea back to constitutional rule,” Botchway said.
The 15-nation ECOWAS has condemned the coup that overthrew President Alpha Conde, the third in West and Central Africa since April.
The bloc suspended Guinea from the decision-making bodies of the organisation last week and sent a mission to meet the coup leaders.