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World Trade Organisations Shun Egypt As They Accept Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has FINALLY accepted the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of the candidates eligible for the office of the director-general of the organisation.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari made a massive U-turn by nominating her after initially nominating someone else. However, Egypt did not take it lightly as they petitioned the World Trade Organisation to nullify her nomination by Buhari citing that she was not nominated at the right time.

The WTO however said on Tuesday that nominations are still open till July 8, 2020.

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Egypt argued that the executive decision of the African Union (AU) which had set a deadline of November 30, 2019 for African countries to nominate candidates had been violated.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is vying for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020,”

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