President Muhammadu Buhari has commended 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.
He also applauded the laudable role played in the resolution of the crisis by his Special Envoy, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was also adopted by the Economic Community of West African States, 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”, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement Saturday.
Mr. Adesina added, “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”.