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Buhari Sends Obasanjo On Peace Mission To Troubled Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Leader
President Muhammadu Buhari has delegated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on a peace mission to the troubled Guinea Bissau which has been engulfed by political crisis following the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Mr Domingos Pereira, and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz.
A statement by special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that the President is worried over the unfolding political situation in that country and had sent Obasanjo as his Special Envoy to mediate and help find a solution to the crisis in that country.
Adesina said that President Buhari’s peace mission is in demonstration of true African solidarity and brotherhood.
He said that Obasanjo had embarked on the first leg of his mission by consulting with the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Macky Sall of Senegal in Dakar on yesterday.
“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.’’
Buhari 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. [myad]