Paris, France - The African Union Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, Ovidio M. B. Pequeno, said on Thursday in Paris, France, that Guinea Bissau’s former Prime Minister, Carlos Gomez Junior, in exile in Portugal could return home if he wishes, PANA reports here.
“The African party for the independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Vert (PAIGC) to which Carlos Gomez Junior belongs has just reached a transition accord. There is, therefore, no more obstacle impeding his return,' Pequeno told PANA.
Pequeno, however, acknowledged that some specific points in the PAIGC’s demands have not been fully addressed during the talks with the transitional authorities, pointing out: “the party is now fully engaged in transition process in spite of a few specific claims that are still not addressed. Talks are ongoing to find a common ground regarding those claims as early as possible.”
He said “For the African Union, the priority lies in ways and means to find an all-inclusive consensus within Guinea’s political class in a bid to put the crisis-torn country back on track.”
PANA recalls that a political transition process has been launched in Guinea Bissau following the April 2012 Coup shortly after President Mallam Bacai Sanha passed away in Paris.
The transition process should lead to general elections slated for April.