Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the second Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea.
Last week, Osinbajo had participated at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali, which was held virtually.
The Authority decided then that Guinea be immediately suspended from all ECOWAS governing bodies and statutory meetings.
ECOWAS leaders had also called for the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde and other arrested persons; demanded the immediate return of Guinea to constitutional order; and decided to immediately dispatch a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess the situation.
Thursday’s meeting in Ghana is meant for a review of the situation in Guinea in light of the report of the ECOWAS high-level mission to Conakry.
The Vice President, who will be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, is expected back in Abuja later on Thursday.