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Former President Mahama rejects AU’s appointment as Somalia’s High Representative

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has withdrawn his acceptance of the continental body’s appointment as its High Representative for Somalia.

He made this know in a letter he wrote to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

While thanking the AU for the confidence respond in him, H.E Mahama noted that, ”the high political importance of the proposed assignment requires that the High Representative enjoy the unalloyed support and co-operation of all political stakeholders.”

Mr. Mahama whose appointment as the AU envoy has been roundly welcomed by the Council of Presidential Candidates of Somalia, and the Coalition of Somalia’s Federal Member States, further cautioned in his letter to the AU Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamt, that the lack of support by the Federal Government could jeopardise the whole process and undermine the hopes that the entire world has in bringing peace to the esteemed land of Somalia.

Read also: Mahama appointed as AU’s emissary to Somalia

Mahama who continues to receive requests from various international bodies, groups and is widely respected for his commitment to the African Union vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, that includes Somalia.

Source: Dailymail.com

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