President Muhammadu Buhari commends President Jose Mario Vaz and the
people of Guinea-Bissau for the peaceful resolution of the recent
political crisis that left the country without a government for 37 days.
President Buhari applauds the laudable role played in the resolution of
the crisis by his Special Envoy, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who was also
adopted by ECOWAS as the regional body’s Special Envoy on the political
dispute in Guinea-Bissau.
The President thanks Chief Obasanjo for a job well done and commends the
ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for its steadfast
commitment to peace, security and progress in Guinea-Bissau and the entire
West African region.
President Buhari welcomes President Jose Mario Vaz’s acceptance of the
solution to the recent political crisis proffered by Chief Obasanjo and
congratulates Mr. Carlos Correia on his emergence as the new Prime
Minister of Guinea-Bissau.
He urges President Vaz and Prime Minister Correia to work together
harmoniously to move their country forward as envisaged by authors of the
Guinea-Bissau constitution which splits the executive arm of government
into the Presidency and the Premiership.
President Buhari implores all stakeholders in the development and progress
of Guinea-Bissau to desist from any further actions that can jeopardize
the stability of the country and its democratic future.