Ousmane Sonko will not take part, physically, in the Eco Summit

Economic governance
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:14
Ousmane Sonko will not take part, physically, in the Eco Summit

(Togo First) - Ousmane Sonko, leader of the Senegalese opposition party PASTEF, will not be in Lomé for the coming summit on the Eco. Due to a decision of the Senegalese justice, he will take part in the event via videoconference. 

Sonko, who was released from prison on March 8th, under judicial supervision, was expected to attend the event alongside other major actors of the African economy. These include Cape Verdean Cristina Duarte, the special advisor for Africa to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Carlos Lopes from Guinea Bissau, Benin’s former Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou, and AfDB’s chief economist, Emmanuel Pinto Moreira. 

Ousmane Sonko came third in Senegal’s 2019 presidential elections. His criticism of the CFA was one of his main focuses during these polls. 

The Eco Summit is set to commence tomorrow, May 26, 2021, at the University of Lomé (UL), and end on May 28. An initiative of the Togolese economist Kako Nubukpo, the event’s driving theme is “From CFA to ECO: Which currency for which development in West Africa?”

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