President Buhari Sends Obasanjo To Guinea Bissau To Mediate In Crisis

  
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, as his Special Envoy, to mediate and help find a solution to the brewing crisis in Guinea Bissau.

Following the dismissal of Guinea Bissau’s Prime Minister, Mr Domingos Simoes Pereira and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz, President Buhari had raised concern over the unfolding political situation in the West African Country.

A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina said that the first part of Obasanjo’s mission was consulting with the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Macky Sall of Senegal in Dakar on Thursday.

“It is regrettable that while Chief Obasanjo was still consulting with President Sall, President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau proceeded to appoint and swear-in a new Prime Minister in the person of Mr Baciro Dja, a development that has worsened the political situation in his country,” President Buhari said.

He appealed for calm and called on the leadership in Guinea Bissau to exercise utmost restraint and ensure the maintenance of law and order as efforts continue to resolve the current crisis.

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