UPDATE: Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Attends ECOWAs Meeting Over Mali Crisis

Published On: September 15, 2020, 5:51 pm
Author: onuigbo felicia
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, left Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the situation in Mali.

Osinbajo, who is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit, will join other leaders in the sub-region to discuss the political crisis in Mali and the security situation in the sub region at large.

The soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali leading to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, also met with ECOWAS leaders who are calling for fresh elections within a year.

The 15-nation regional bloc known as ECOWAS gathered for a summit in Ghana, with its new president Nana Akufo-Addo also attending.

The bloc had set an ultimatum for a return to democratic rule in Mali within a year and has called for a civilian to take the top job in the meantime.

The military junta backed an arrangement for an 18-month transition government on Saturday. But said the interim president chosen to oversee the transitional government could come from the military.

According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo will also meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana to discuss issues bothering on their wellbeing in the West African country.

Accompanying the Vice President is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb Zubairu Dada. Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja at the end of his engagements in Ghana

KanyiDaily had reported how the mutinous soldiers had earlier this month toppled the Malian government after detaining President Keita and other top government officials in a military formation near Bamako, the country’s capital.

The dramatic development comes after several months of regular demonstrations calling for President Keita to step down from power three years before his final term was due to end.


-- nikiniki Online (f) at 15-09-2020 07:03PM
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What crisis is in Mali compared to Nigeria? What? Is it that we don't have terrorists in Nigeria or if the president was from the south, by now, northern soldiers would have toppled that useless government! We want the military!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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-- Noah147 (m) at 15-09-2020 07:10PM
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All these African leaders are fools,i swear you only need to look at Nigeria and say we don't need your advice hhahaha the idiot need to fix his own country problem before going to Mali. I never see a man wey leave hin own wahala for hin house and come go to another man house say i wan solve your house problem .
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-- titobenja (m) at 15-09-2020 11:43PM
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YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE SPECS IN YOUR EYES FIRST BEFORE REMOVING ANOTHER PERSON'S.  FACE NIGERIA PROBLEM FIRST YOU HYPOCRITE.
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