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Nigerian president insists on ECOWAS position on Cote d'Ivoire

01-18-2011 16:10 BJT

ABUJA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would not change it stand in the political impasse in Cote d'Ivoire.

The Nigerian leader made this known in Abuja on Sunday night during an audience with visiting African Union Envoy on Cote d'Ivoire, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

According to him, it is high time votes are made to count as this is the only way democracy can take root in the continent.

President Jonathan said the regional body will continue to pursue peaceful resolution to the political stalemate which has led to death of scores of its citizens.

He said ECOWAS would be happy to peacefully resolve the impasse in Cote d'Ivoire.

Earlier, Odinga had briefed President Jonathan about his various efforts to find a solution to the impasse, including consultations with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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