Tinubu commends Obasanjo for resolving Ethiopian conflict

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo for trying to resolve conflicts in Ethiopia.

Tinubu said Obasanjo’s contribution to the stability of Africa is commendable.

He tweeted: “I commend the statesmanship of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he continues his contribution to the stability of the African continent with a successful diplomatic mission in Ethiopia where he led the mediation of an important peace treaty.

“It is hoped that the process results, ultimately, in the permanent resolution of the conflict and a full commitment to the cause of unity, restoration, and development.”

Obasanjo led an African Union, AU, diplomatic mission in ensuring a peace treaty between Ethiopia and Tigray after two years of tragedy which left thousands of people killed while several others were in need of humanitarian aid.

The surprise deal between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and Tigrayan rebels was unveiled after little over a week of negotiations led by the African Union in South Africa and was hailed by the UN and the US among others.

Announcing the breakthrough almost exactly two years to the day since the war erupted in November 2020, Obasanjo said it is a new dawn.