President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama to Guinea Bissau and donated $500, 000 to the West African country for the success of its legislative elections
“In his capacity as Chairman, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, Pres Buhari, this morning, directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou, ” the presidency announced on its verified twitter handle
Today’s Echo gathered that Buhari also sent 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, 5 Hilux vans, and 2 light trucks to aid the country with its legislative elections, which held on March 10.
According to the presidency:
“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 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, 5 Hilux vans, 2 light trucks and US$500,000, “
According to the presidency, this vital assistance ensured that legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.
Onyeama will head to Cotonou in Benin Republic after fulfilling his mission in Guinea Bissau. He is to deliver a personal message to President Patrice talon on behalf of President Buhari.
“The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country,” the presidency said.
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.— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 26, 2019
Buhari is currently in the United kingdom on a 10-day private visit that has sparked rumours on his health.