Ellen Johnson Sirleaf condemns Guinea coup

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has condemned the coup in Guinea.

She told the BBC that she had great confidence in the West African block Ecowas to resolve the situation.

“I’m sure that Ecowas, which has successfully responded adequately to similar crisis will do so in keeping with the constitution and the rule of law in Guinea,” she told the BBC’s Focus on Africa.

Ms Sirleaf said the setting up of transitional bodies would ensure that the provision of services to the public continues.

The former head of state expressed concern at how Guinean President Alpha Condé was treated by the military.

“He was not properly dressed and for somebody who has served his country for so many years, he was put in a very unsettling position,” Ms Sirleaf said.

She said the coup trend in West Africa was “worrying” and attributed it to the “changing ways” and urged governments to “ensure their institutions are consistent with the national agenda”.

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