Nana Addo, Alpha Condé commended for role in resolving Togo impasse

The Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and his colleague Head of State of Guinea, President Alpha Condé, for implementing a number of measures aimed at building trust and confidence amongst the political actors in Togo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Faure Gnassingbé

Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, in his welcome address expressed the gratitude of the Community to the two leaders for championing the search for political stability and security in Togo.

He said "I wish at this juncture, to pay special tribute to His Excellency, Nana Akuffo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and His Excellency, Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, the ECOWAS facilitators in the resolution of the Togolese political crisis, for their tireless endeavours towards a peaceful settlement."

He made this known at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government at the Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.

This is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political impasse in Togo.

He also expressed excitement at the significant progress made through the collective efforts towards the resolution of the political and institutional crisis in Guinea Bissau. 

He added: "Within the framework of our regional solidarity, we have assisted the governments of Togo and Mali in tackling political and security problems while also addressing food challenges in parts of the sub-region."

Togo, in recent times, has witnessed a series of protests by opposition parties who are calling for a return to the country's constitution, which imposes limits on presidential terms.

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