Thinking about what the President of Guinea Bissau HE President Umaro Sissoco Embalo said during the Virtual conference on the crisis in Mali on the 20th of August 2021
“ECOWAS is a weak and hypocritical organization without real power and at the limit it is a political gadget ings tended to make ullision.
As long as the ECOWAS is unable to prevent heads of state from making belligerent constitutional changes to drag on in power, no one will be able to prevent the military from entering the political debate.
If the cedeao does not manage to have the necessary leadership to prevent these members from tampering with the fundamental laws of their country, finally to ensure an eternal presidency to the detriment of the lives of their compatriots and of democracy, no one will be able to validly condemn soldiers who carry out a coup d’état, they say, to establish democracy and the rule of law.
If we cannot condemn constitutional violators, neither can we condemn those who commit themselves to constitutional violators.