Oyogist has learned that Guinea’s military leaders has vowed not to let deposed President Alpha Conde seek exile, after regional mediators attempted to mount pressure to secure his release following a coup earlier this month.
We will not yield to any pressure,” military leaders said following the conclusion of the talks.
“Conde is and will remain in Guinea.”
The chairman of ECOWAS, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, and the president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, met Doumbouya, the coup leader and head of a special forces unit in the military, and visited Conde, who has been detained since being toppled on September 5 after more than 10 years in power.
Meanwhile, Akufo-Addo had initially said that the delegation had “a very frank, fraternal discussion” with Doumbouya and his associates.
“I think that ECOWAS and Guinea are going to do well together,” he said, adding that they had also been able to hold a fruitful meeting with Conde.