Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to today, Thursday represent Nigeria at the 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea.

A mission of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS is expected to visit Guinea which has been gripped by a military coup, today, Thursday.

A communiqué was issued after a virtual meeting of the organisation, convened by ECOWAS Chairman Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, to discuss the political developments in Guinea.

It added that the visit of the mission would be led by Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey with representatives from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and the ECOWAS Commission.

The bloc also resolved to suspend the membership of Guinea and called for the immediate restoration of civil rule in the country.

The communiqué however, explained that the authority expresses worry over the political developments in the Republic of Guinea following the coup d’etat of September 5 and their consequences for regional peace and stability. The Mission also demanded the immediate restoration of civilian rule in Guinea, adding that the defense and security forces should maintain a constitutional posture.

It added that an ECOWAS mission led by Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey with representatives from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and the ECOWAS Commission would visit Guinea on Thursday.