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Buhari Appoints Obasanjo As Special Envoy To Guinea Bissau



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

Obasanjo has been given the task of finding a resolution to the unstable political situation in the country.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released a statement to this effect on Friday, August 21.

He said that in demonstration of true African solidarity and brotherhood, Buhari had sent former President Olusegun Obasanjo as his special envoy to mediate in the crisis engulfing Guinea Bissau.

The statement read in part, “President Buhari appeals for calm and calls 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.

“The President particularly urges the leadership in Guinea Bissau, including the military, to ensure respect for constitutional order, sanctity of life and safety of citizens, and avoid taking any further action that can threaten the fragile democratic institutions recently established in the country.”

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