Amidst Coup d’état in Guinea
President Weah has called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council of Liberia for Monday, September 6, 2021, to discuss the evolving events in Guinea.
President Weah has expressed deep concern about unfolding political development and called on all sides in the ongoing political situation to refrain from violence, uphold the rule of law and ensure calm.
The Liberian Leader made the call on Sunday, September 5, 2021 following reports of gunfire in the Guinean capital, Conakry.
President Weah is also calling for the immediate release of President Alpha Condé, who has reportedly been detained by soldiers staging a revolt against his rule.
The Liberian Chief Executive reiterated the Liberian government’s support for the position of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, and called on military leaders in Guinea to adhere to the tenets of civilian rule and democracy.
President Weah reminded all concerned of the need for peace and security, adding that violence and political instability in Guinea will have negative ramifications for the entire region.
Meanwhile ECOWAS in a release said it has noted with great concern the recent political developments, which have occurred in Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea. “ECOWAS condemns unreservedly the attempted coup of Sunday, September 5, 2021”, the statement said.
“ECOWAS demands respect for the physical safety of the President of the Republic, Professor Alpha Condé, and his immediate and unconditional release, as well as that of all arrested persons. ECOWAS also demands a return to constitutional order on pain of sanctions” the statement stated.
The regional body reaffirms its objection to any unconstitutional political change. We ask the Guinean defense and security forces to remain in a constitutional posture, and express our solidarity with the Guinean people and their Government.