The African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday condemned the takeover by arms in Guinea Conakry, calling for the immediate release of President Alpha Condé.

Current AU President Félix Tshisekedi and Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat invited the African Union Peace and Security Council to meet urgently to examine the new situation in Guinea and take action appropriate to the circumstances.

ECOWAS demands respect for the physical integrity of President Alpha Conde and his immediate and unconditional release, asks the defense and security forces to remain in a republican posture and demands the return to constitutional order under penalty of sanction.

“Ecowas asks the defense and security forces to remain in a posture. Republican and expresses its solidarity with the Guinean people and Government,” the communique signed by ECWAS Chair, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said.

The Guinean special forces led by Commander Mamady Doumbouya announced on September 5 the transfer of President Alpha Condé. He was arrested in the Presidential Palace.

In a statement, the officer Mamady Doumbouya, justifies this coup by the situation of socio-economic crisis affecting the country.

The mutineers announced the dissolution of the government and the closure of land and air borders.