With regard to this situation, REPAOC, in solidarity with civil society in Mali:
Protests against the use of force as a means of claiming demands, on one hand, and as a means to attain power, on the other. This is a serious violation of the additional protocol on democracy and governance in ECOWAS.
Wishes for the immediate and unconditional return of the insurgents from the Malian army to their barracks, and the restoration of the legitimate and legal civil order.
Demands that the leaders of the rebellion against the central power cease hostilities in order to create the conditions for a national dialogue;
Welcomes and encourages the ECOWAS and the African Union to follow up on the decisions made in Abidjan for a rapid return to the democratic process that was under way in Mali in recent years.
Members of REPAOC: CFRONG (Benin), CONGAD (Senegal), Spong (Burkina Faso), FONGDD (Guinea), FECONG (Mali), RODADDHD (Niger), FONGTO (Togo), PLATONG (Cape Verde), NNNGO (Nigeria) and TANGO (Gambia).
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