The conference is being held in response to the recent coup in the Republic of Guinea, according to a statement from Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.
‘VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria in ECOWAS conference in Accra concerns situation in Guinea,' said the statement released on Thursday.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented at the 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea today by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,” the statement said.
“Last week, Prof. Osinbajo attended the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali. On the 8th of September, a virtual meeting was conducted.
Guinea was then suspended from all ECOWAS governing bodies and statutory meetings, according to the Authority. ECOWAS presidents also urged the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde and other detainees, as well as the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea, and resolved to deploy an ECOWAS high-level delegation to Guinea to examine the situation.
“At today's physical meeting, the situation in Guinea will be reviewed in light of the report of the ECOWAS high-level delegation to Conakry.
“The Vice President who depart Abuja this morning, would be accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and is anticipated to return to Abuja later today.”
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