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For its part, the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) criticizes ECOWAS and the African Union after President Macky Sall’s decision to postpone the presidential election. In a press release, this Forum, which brings together a thousand civil society organizations in West Africa, calls on the two institutions to take their responsibilities.

For the regional executive director of WACSOF, KOMLAN MESSIE, their credibility is at stake. “You have to call a spade a spade: it’s a constitutional coup d’état. It must be treated as such and avoid treatments with variable geometry. This is why we are calling on ECOWAS and the African Union to act very quickly and use the same energy that they use to condemn military coups, they must use the same energy to condemn this coup. Constitutional state,” he urges.

According to him, “ECOWAS has plenty of mechanisms. We must already send a delegation to the Senegalese authorities immediately to trigger the mediation process and put pressure on the authorities to clearly tell them that this is unconstitutional. There is also the Council of Elders which must be delegated quickly to meet President Macky Sall to bring him to his senses.  »