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Just in: Vice-President Osinbajo departs Abuja for ECOWAS summit in Ghana

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has left Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend the 2nd extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

Osinbajo is representing
President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit called to discuss the political situation in the Republic of Guinea.

Persecondnews recalls that about a fortnight ago the democratically elected government of President Alpha Condé in Guinea was sacked by the military in a bloodless coup, citing rampant corruption and mass poverty.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and the African Union have condemned the apparent coup and demanded the immediate release of President Condé.

Guinea is rich in natural resources but years of unrest and mismanagement mean it is one of the world’s poorest countries.

Last week, Osinbajo had participated in the previous ECOWAS extraordinary summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali.

The meeting held virtually on September 8.

The physical meeting taking place on Thursday will review the situation in Guinea in the light of the report of the ECOWAS high-level mission to Conakry, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President, Mr Laolu Akande.

Osinbajo, who is being accompanied on the trip by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, is expected back in Abuja later on Thursday.

 

 

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