Vice President Yemi Osinbajo leaves Abuja for Accra, Ghana on Sunday morning to represent the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), At an extraordinary summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS to discuss the political situation in the Republic of Mali.

This is according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President for Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, titled “V.-P. Osinbajo on his way to Accra, representing Nigeria at the extraordinary ECOWAS summit on Mali ”.

Sunday’s meeting, which leaders from across the region are expected to attend, follows on from previous meetings and leaders’ efforts to resolve the situations in Mali and Guinea.

In 2021, Osinbajo participated in meetings of leaders from across the sub-region on issues exploring solutions.

On September 8, he attended a virtual summit of the regional body where sanctions were imposed on the military junta in Guinea, and on September 16, he attended another ECOWAS summit where new sanctions against individuals and groups fuel the crisis in Guinea. and Mali were discussed.

Later in November 2021, the Vice President again joined other leaders in Accra for the 3rd Extraordinary Summit of Sub-Region Leaders to review the decisions and the political situation in Mali and Guinea.

In accordance with the leaders’ decisions, the ECOWAS mediator, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited Mali on January 5, 2022, where he met with the authorities on the timetable for the democratic transition.

Jonathan had, on January 6, informed the president of the results of this meeting.

Osinbajo, accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zubairu Dada, is expected to return to Abuja today.

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