Tuesday, June 15, 2021

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Fatima Mohammed loses AU commission election to Algeria candidate


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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Nigeria’s candidate for Africa Union, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Fatima Mohammed, has lost to Algeria candidate, Smail Chegui.

Ambassador Smail Chegui

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Mr Chegui, a former Algerian Consul-General and Ambassador to Ethiopia, was re-elected on Monday.

Writing on her Facebook page, Fatima Mohammed wrote: “Contrary to various media reports and information being circulated on social media, Nigeria lost its bid for the position of Commissioner for Peace and Security, #AU Commission to the incumbent Smail Chergui of Algeria.

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“We wish him the best and we shall continue to work together towards building a prosperous and peaceful continent. #28thAUSummit #Elections #AfricanUnion.”

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