The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for successfully negotiating a cessation of hostilities between the Ethiopian government and the Tigrayans.
A statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere described the former president as a reformer, visionary, and defender of democracy in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
CUPP said Obasanjo has over the years undertaken several successful peace missions as a respected UN and African Union envoy.
The opposition parties recalled how the former president peacefully handed over power in 2007 after serving two good terms as Nigeria’s president.
They also recalled how Obasanjo ended his tenure with a tour of Sierra Leone and Liberia, where he played a leading role in bringing peace.
CUPP also noted his regime’s peace efforts in Sao Tome and Principe and the Republic of Togo.
The coalition added that these successes were aided by his strong personality and commitment to multilateralism.
The statement reads, “The former Nigerian President who is currently the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa achieved this feat following concerted negotiations he led, which saw the warring groups agree to peaceful resolution of whatever their issues might be.
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