Nige­ria may not field can­di­dates for AU posts – Onyeama

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, Ge­of­frey Onyeama, has said that Nige­ria may not be field­ing can­di­dates in the var­i­ous va­cant po­si­tions in the African Union.

He spoke yes­ter­day at a news con­fer­ence on Nige­ria’s prepa­ra­tion for the 2016 African Union Sum­mit slated for next week for its 27th Or­di­nary Ses­sion to elect new mem­bers who will pi­lot its af­fairs for the next two years.

The sum­mit themed: “African Year of Hu­man Rights, with par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on Women’s Rights”, will hold from July 16 to 18, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Ac­cord­ing to the min­is­ter, Nige­ria had planned to spon­sor a can­di­date for the peace and se­cu­rity com­mis­sion cur­rently oc­cu­pied by Al­ge­ria fol­low­ing de­ci­sion po­si­tion.

Onyeama, how­ever, stated that if the call for the post­pone­ment of the elec­tion till next year suc­ceeds, Nige­ria may take on the op­por­tu­nity to field a can­di­date. but the to with­drew coun­try’s re­tain its

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