ECOWAS Parliament Opposes Togo's Move to Replace Member

  Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Parliament has opposed moves by Togo to replace its representative in the body, Pere Dahuku, apparently because of domestic political problems, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
   The agency quoted Parliament Secretary-General Halima Ahmed as saying in Abuja Wednesday, "the move is contrary to the protocol of the Parliament".
   "No national government can unilaterally replace its member in the Parliament unless he is dead, resigns or has acquired a position incompatible with his or her position as member of the Parliament," she said.
   Despite the visit of a delegation of the Parliament to Togo in connection with the issue, the Togolese Parliament maintained, in a letter dated 27 August, its decision to replace Dahuku.
   The Togolese member is the chairman of the Parliament's committee on law regulations, legal and judicial affairs, human rights and free movement of persons.

05 september 2002 12:51:00

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