#28thAUSummit Nigeria Loses Bid for AU Peace and Security Seat to Algeria

Nigeria’s candidate for Africa Union, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Fatima Mohammed, has lost to Algeria candidate, Smail Chegui. 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.

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