President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former president Olusegun Obasanjo as special envoy to Guinea Bissau
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed by President Buhari as a special envoy to Guinea Bissau.
Guinea Bissau is currently ravaged by political unrest sparked off by the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Mr. Domingos Simoes Pereira, and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz.
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, annouced this on Friday. He said that in demonstration of true Africa soldarity and brotherhood, Buhari has sent former President Olusegun Obasanjo as his special envoy to mediate and help find a solution to the crisis brewing in the country.
He claimed that the septuagenarian statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo was chosen because of his vast experience in issues like that.
He spokesperson of the president alleged that President Buhari is committed to settling the political turmoil in Guinea Bissau
The President particularly urges the leadership in Guinea Bissau, including the military, to ensure respect for constitutional order, sanctity of life and safety of citizens, and avoid taking any further action that can threaten the fragile democratic institutions recently established in the country.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria between 1999 – 2007. He recently denounced his membership in any political party. And he claimed to be at the service of any party or government that needs his help or advice.