Again, Osinbajo jets out to Accra for ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is representing Nigeria at the ongoing third Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community Of West African States, ECOWAS, in Accra, Ghana.

A statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the meeting is aimed at accessing the political situation in the republics of Guinea and Mali following the previous resolutions.

Recall that the VP had on September 16, participated at the 2nd ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on similar agenda in the same Accra, the capital of Ghana where he stated Nigeria’s position on the activities of the military in Mali.

During the previous meeting, ECOWA leaders had in the communique issued at the end of the summit, amongst other resolutions, decided to freeze the financial assets of members of the military junta and place a travel ban on them, while also demanding that the junta return Guinea to constitutional rule within six months.

Stating Nigeria’s position on the issue, the VP solicited for the unconditional release of President Alpha Condé and urged for further pressure to be put on the country’s military leaders to return the nation to democracy.

Osinbajo had equally commended the efforts of stakeholders in the country (Mali), restating the need to strictly respect and follow the electoral timetable for transition to civil rule.


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