Politics, Seat of Power

President Buhari applauds Obasanjo’s role in resolution of recent crisis in Guinea-Bissau

Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigerian military ruler and presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) speaks during an interview with Reuters at a private residence in Lagos February 19, 2011. Buhari, the main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential election, said he was optimistic it would be a more credible race than in the past but warned events in north Africa showed people would no longer accept a rigged vote. Picture taken February 19, 2011. To match Interview NIGERIA-BUHARI/  REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

President Muhammadu Buhari commends President Jose Mario Vaz and the people of Guinea-Bissau for the peaceful resolution of the recent political crisis that left the country without a government for 37 days.

obasanjoPresident Buhari applauds the laudable role played in the resolution of the crisis by his Special Envoy, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who was also adopted by ECOWAS as the regional body’s Special Envoy on the political dispute in Guinea-Bissau.

The President thanks Chief Obasanjo for a job well done and commends the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for its steadfast commitment to peace, security and progress in Guinea-Bissau and the entire West African region.

President Buhari welcomes President Jose Mario Vaz’s acceptance of  the solution to the recent political crisis proffered by Chief Obasanjo and congratulates Mr. Carlos Correia on his emergence as the new Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau.

He urges President Vaz and Prime Minister Correia to work together harmoniously to move their country forward as envisaged by  authors of the Guinea-Bissau constitution which splits the executive arm of government into the Presidency and the Premiership.

President Buhari implores all stakeholders in the development and progress of Guinea-Bissau to desist from any further actions that can jeopardize the stability of the country and its democratic future.


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