#ENDSARS: Akufo-Addo,other heads speak to help bring the situation to calm.
The statement comes several hours after citizens mounted pressure on the Ecowas leaders and especially the chairman to make a statement about the matter.
Ghanaians and other social media users added their voices with a section calling on President Akufo-Addo to comment on the protest going on in Nigeria.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, called on the security agencies in Nigeria to act professionally in its handling of the protestors of the #ENDSARS Movement.
A protest for police and governance reforms in Nigeria led by the youth turned bloody on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, when security operatives allegedly opened fire on a group of demonstrators.
ECOWAS in a statement issued today, October 21, 2020, H.E. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the President of ECOWAS Commission also urged protestors to protest in a non-violent manner.
“While the ECOWAS Commission recognizes the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it is also of the view that those rights should be exercised in a non-violent manner.”
“In this regard, the ECOWAS Commission calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations. It also urges the Nigerian security operatives to exercise restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally.”
Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will soon address the current instability in Nigeria.
“The interim measure that should be taken is to speak to the people to remain calm while we seek to take an optimum resolution into this matter,” he stated.
He also called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) to intervene in the political crisis in Nigeria.
Frank Annoh-Dompreh believes the way out is mediation which would be able to reduce the tension a bit.