Vote for Djibouti, OIC urges members ahead of UNSC poll today

The Organisation of Islamic States (OIC) has thrown its weight behind Djibouti for the UN Security Council as the UN Assembly heads for a vote today.

The 57 member bloc told its member states in a statement to cast their vote in favour of Djibouti for a non-permanent seat.

Kenya has been officially endorsed by the Africa Union for the seat after it trounced Djibouti last year in a continental vote.
Djibouti however contested the results and went ahead to marshal support from Muslim countries.

Djibouti argues that Kenya has occupied the seat two times-1977-78 and 1997-98 while it (Djibouti) has sat at the 15 member Council only once in 1993-94.

“The OIC General Secretariat wishes to request the support of all member states for the Republic of

Djibouti’s candidacy in a spirit of solidarity and joint Islamic action,” OIC told its members.

Kenya has in the last one year put up a global campaign targeting European and Latin America countries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta went on a shuttle diplomacy in South America last seeking support for the seat.

The UN General Assembly will cast its vote virtually at 10pm East África Time

|| Warbaahinta WidhWidh Online News Desk ||

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