By Festus Fifen
President Muhammadu Buhar in his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State has directed the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.
in a statement signed by His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba shehu, President Buhari had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country’s election process including three hundred and fifty (350) units of electoral kits, ten(10) motorcycles, five(5) Hilux vans, two(2) light trucks and Five hundred thousand US Dollars ($500,000).
This vital assistance is aimed at ensuring a better legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.
In a separate development, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister will also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.
The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country.
it will be recalled that president Muhammadu Buhari is away in London United Kingdom for a private visit and he is being expected back on the 5th of May 2019