Guinea’s Military Junta, say they would not bow to regional pressure and allow President Alpha Conde, who had been detained since his overthrow on Sept. 5, 2020 to leave the country.
A statement by the Junta read on Guinea State TV, said the former president is and remains in Guinea, adding that they would not yield to any pressure.
On Friday, September 17, 2020 ECOWAS Chairman President Akufo-Addo and the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, paid a visit to Conakry to appeal to the Coup Leader, Mamady Doumbouya, for the release of former deposed President Conde.
President Akufo-Addo, and his Ivorian Counterpart Alhassan Ouattara, representing the 15-member ECOWAS bloc, held a separate meeting with Mr. Conde at the Mohamed Palace in Conakry.
President Akufo-Addo told Radio-Télévision Guinéenne, RTG, that they had a very frank and fraternal meeting with the Coup Leader, Doumbouya and his collaborators.
He expressed the hope that ECOWAS and Guinea would find the best way to move forward together.
President Ouattara in an interview at Conakry Airport before leaving said he met his brother Alpha Conde, who is doing well, adding they would remain in contact.
ECOWAS had demanded a return to Constitutional rule since the Special Forces unit seized control of the Presidential Palace and detained Mr. Conde’.
The bloc agreed on September 16, 2021 to freeze financial assets of the Junta and their relatives and bar them from travelling.