Guinea Bissau President-Elect Appreciates Nigeria’s Support For Election Success

President-elect of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissico Embalo, on Sunday paid a thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

He praised President Buhari for his support leading to his emergence as winner in the elections and expressed his appreciation for the warm and friendly disposition of Nigeria towards him and the people of his country.

He informed President Buhari of his invitation and selection as the Guest of Honour at the Presidential inauguration coming up next month.

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Embalo was accompanied by the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Suzi Barbasa as well as the country’s ambassador to Nigeria, Henrique Da Silva.

The president-elect, who is a businessman-turned-politician, was Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau under incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz between 2016 and 2018.

He founded the Movement for Democratic Alternative (MADEM-G15) on which platform he won December 29th rerun.

See photos from the visit below…

Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama Represents Buhari In Guinea Bissau, Benin Republic

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, addresses members of the diplomatic community in Abuja on… February 20, 2019

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari in Guinea Bissau on Sunday.

Mr Onyeama will undertake an urgent mission as President Buhari’s Special Envoy in the company of ECOWAS President, Jean-Claude Brou.

In a series of tweets by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that President Buhari had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country’s election process including three hundred and fifty (350) units of electoral kits.

“Ten(10) motorcycles, five(5) Hilux vans, two(2) light trucks and Five hundred thousand US Dollars ($500,000).

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“This vital assistance ensured that legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.

He added that the visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country.

In a separate development, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister will also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.