In his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning directed the 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.
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 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, two light trucks and $500,000.
This vital assistance ensured that 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 Republic 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 the April 28, 2019 legislative elections in the country.