Obasanjo intervenes in Zimbabwe’s political crisis

Obasanjo intervenes in Zimbabwe’s political crisis

- Ex-President Obasanjo reportedly met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Thursday, November 28

- Obasanjo’s meeting with Mnangagwa was to discuss the way forward regarding the political crisis which is threatening the country’s economic viability

- Zimbabwe is reportedly facing political instability which is threatening investment in the country

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in one of his African elder statesman’s roles, has reportedly met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, over the political crisis rocking the country.

Zimbabwe’s local media, NewsDay, reports that Obasanjo discussed with President Mnangagwa the way forward regarding the political crisis which is threatening the country’s economic viability.

“Of course, as you know, political stability and security and predictability are the conditions for healthy economic development and investment, both foreign and domestic,” Obasanjo was quoted to have said.

Obasanjo reportedly arrived the southern African country on Thursday, November 28.

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In a related development, Obasanjo, on Tuesday, November 25, affirmed his support for the Nigerian government to close its land borders.

The former president leader urged the Benin Republic to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

Obasanjo made the remark during a press conference on the margins of Policy Dialogue of African Business Associations on Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements in Addis Ababa.

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