Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will leave Abuja on Sunday for Accra, Ghana, to represent Nigeria at an extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.
Laolu Akande, special senior assistant to the president for media and public relations, office of the vice-president, who made the announcement in a statement, said the summit would concern the political situation in the republics of Guinea and Mali.
Sunday’s extraordinary meeting, which will be the third on the same agenda in 2021, will evaluate previous decisions and further review the political situation in Guinea and Mali.
Osinbajo had attended the 2nd extraordinary ECOWAS summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali on September 16 in Accra, Ghana.
Before that, he also took part in a virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on September 8th with the same agenda.
In the communique issued at the end of the last special summit in Accra, the ECOWAS leaders decided, among other things, to freeze the financial assets of members of the military junta.
The regional body also banned them from traveling, while demanding that the junta return Guinea to constitutional rule within six months.
At the summit, Osinbajo reaffirmed Nigeria’s position on the situation in Guinea and urged the unconditional release of President Alpha Condé.
Nigeria also called for more pressure to be put on the country’s military leaders to return the nation to democratic rule.
The Vice President had praised the efforts of interest groups in Mali and reiterated the need to strictly adhere to and follow the election schedule for the transition to civil rule.
Osinbajo will be attended by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada.
The vice president is expected in Abuja later on Sunday.