ECOWAS intervenes in Sierra Leone parliamentary crisis

The ECOWAS Community Parliament has concluded its intervention mission in the Sierra Leone’s parliamentary crisis. Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament Moustapha Cisse Lo selected a parliamentary mission, from April 29th to May 2nd, to look into reports that police forcibly removed elected members of parliament of the opposition party.

The elected members are from All People’s Congress (APC), who had already taken the oath of office. The mission, in its Preliminary Statement, noted that the leadership of Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the APC had agreed to work towards an amicable resolution of issues.