How Nigeria, ECOWAS restored civil rule in Burkina Faso – Osinbajo


Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo
The Federal government yesterday joined in the facilitation of the quick restoration of civilian rule in Burkina Faso a day after President Muhammadu Buhari hosted an Extraordinary session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments in Abuja, where the decision was taken to ensure the termination of last week’s military coup in the West African nation.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who represented President Buhari yesterday in Ouagadougou, among the select group of West African leaders who were in the Burkinabe capital said the leaders were there “to convey the recommendations agreed by ECOWAS leaders in Abuja, and we have witnessed the reinstatement of President Michel Kafando as the Transition President of Burkina Faso.”
Speaking with newsmen in the capital city after series of consultations, meetings and a formal restoration of power ceremony, Osinbajo stated that the restoration of civilian authority in Burkina Faso after last week military coup conducted by the country’s presidential guards (known as the Presidential Security Regiment or RSP) “is a very good sign and a positive thing,” observing that ECOWAS played a significant role in the process that made the restoration possible.
“As you know President Kafando had been detained by the RSP, -the presidential guard-but they have now stepped down as you can see, and they are now part of the process to ensure that the transition goes on,” adding that, “what we have seen today is how ECOWAS states came together basically to agree and see to it that President Kafando was reinstated and now that has been accomplished.”
Praising the leaders of ECOWAS including President Buhari, President Boni Yayi of Benin, and the current Chairman of ECOWAS, President Macky Sall of Senegal alongside all the leaders in the West African region, the Vice President said “now we are all looking …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper