Sierra Leone leader to press Gbagbo

2010-12-28 09:54

Sierra Leone’s president is flying to the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, where he and other regional leaders will insist that Laurent Gbagbo relinquish his grip on the presidency.

Foreign ministry official Sullay Daramy says Ernest Bai Koroma and other members of Sierra Leone delegation departed the capital city Freetown this morning.

Koroma will be joined by presidents of Cape Verde, Benin and officials of the West African regional bloc Ecowas.

The leaders are part of a high level delegation that will meet with Gbagbo later today to tell him to step down from power.

The group has threatened to use “legitimate force” if he does not.

The UN certified Alassane Ouattara as the winner of the November 28 run-off vote in Ivory Coast, but Gbagbo insists he won.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.