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Guinea: Osinbajo departs Abuja to represent Buhari in Accra

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
16 September 2021   |   9:18 am
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today depart Abuja to represent President Mohammad Buhari at the 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea. The Vice President who leaves Abuja this morning would be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State,…

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today depart Abuja to represent President Mohammad Buhari at the 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea.

The Vice President who leaves Abuja this morning would be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Ambassador Zubairu Dada and is expected back later today.

Prof Osinbajo had participated last week at the previous ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali. That meeting was held virtually on the 8th of September.

The Authority decided then that Guinea be immediately suspended from all ECOWAS governing bodies and statutory meetings.

ECOWAS leaders had also called for the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde and other arrested persons; demanded the immediate return of Guinea to constitutional order; and decided to immediately dispatch a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess the situation.

The physical meeting taking place today will review the situation in Guinea in light of the report of the ECOWAS high-level mission to Conakry.