Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is determined to ensure a prompt return of democratic rule to Guinea after the recent military coup.
According to him, Nigeria wants the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to insist on a short transition programme that will usher in a new civilian government in that country.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the vice president represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS member-states.
The meeting, held on Thursday in Accra, Ghana, was focused on the political situation in the Republics of Guinea and Mali.
In a communique issued at the end of the extraordinary summit, ECOWAS leaders resolved to freeze the financial assets of members of the military junta and place a travel ban on them.
They are also demanding that the junta return Guinea to constitutional rule within six months.
Speaking at the Accra summit, Osinbajo restated Nigeria’s position on the unconditional release of President Condé and called for more pressure to be put on the country’s military leaders to return the nation to democratic rule.