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Obasanjo Buhari appoints ex-President as special envoy to Guinea Bissau

Buhari has sent Obasanjo to mediate and help find a solution to the ongoing crisis in the West African country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen former President, Olusegun Obasanjo as his special envoy to Guinea Bissau.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

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Buhari has sent Obasanjo to mediate and help find a solution to the ongoing crisis in the West African country.

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari

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This was disclosed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina via a statement.

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Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina

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The crisis in Guinea Bissau was caused by the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Domingos Simoes Pereira and his cabinet by President Jose Mario Vaz.

Adesina said:

“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.”

Adesina said further that Obasanjo had already embarked on the first leg of his mission by consulting with the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Macky Sall of Senegal in Dakar on Thursday.

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Watch video of Obasanjo defending Buhari below:

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