- An ECOWAS delegation was held hostage in Burkina Faso
- They were held captive for their refusal to sign a document they did not understand
- According to them, the said document was written in French and also had legal issues
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a joint ECOWAS delegation with representatives from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau were on Saturday, March 27, 2021, held hostage in Burkina Faso.
They were held captive on Saturday night during a meeting in the country’s capital Ouagadougou for their refusal to sign a document they did not understand.
A StarrNews report indicates that the captors forcefully wanted them to sign a newly drafted constitution for the ECOWAS tourism subsector they did not understand.
According to the ECOWAS representatives, they refused to sign the document because they did not understand its content because it was drafted in French, and it also had some unresolved legal works.
Luckily for them, ambassadors from all the member states held captive stormed the hotel to demand the release of their citizens.
The representatives from 12 ECOWAS States out of 16 were in attendance, leaving out Liberia, Cape Verde, Mauritania and The Gambia whose officials did not receive invitations to attend.
The representatives who were held hostage for 9 hours were eventually rescued by the police.
The matter has been escalated to ECOWAS authorities for action.
In other news, the NDC on March 23, 2021, sacked Allotey Jacobs for “misconduct and anti-party behaviour” after the National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, vowed that further actions would be taken against the unruly former Central Regional Chairman of the party.
Allotey Jacobs who was suspended by the party in May 2020 announced that he was no longer a member of the party weeks to the March 23 expulsion.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ on Wednesday, he continued his ‘anti-party’ agenda ridiculing the NDC for being an inept and incompetent institution.
"You couldn't provide a pink sheet. 2016, the same thing happened; in 2020, the same thing has happened. They are deceiving their people,” he mocked.
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