ECOWAS Gives Pass Mark to Guinea Bissau’s Election
An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says the sub-regional body is pleased so far with the conduct of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Guinea-Bissau. At stake is President Umaro Sissoco Embalo’s attempt to change the constitution and give himself more powers. The Guinea-Bissau elections held as two of the three most recent coups in West Africa occurred when the leaders of those countries tried to change their constitutions. Abdel Fatau Musah, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs and Security, tells Daybreak Africa host James Butty, the conduct of the Guinea-Bissau elections shows that there is no alternative to a free and fair vote.