Prodi to return to Italy 'as soon as possible'
Centre left's president candidate in Africa for UN role19 April, 12:22
Prodi is currently serving as the United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahel.
"I'll arrive as soon as I can," the PD's governor of Liguria, Claudio Burlando, quoted Prodi as saying in a telephone conversation.
"I managed to contact him as soon as he turned his phone on," Burlando told ANSA.
"He said he should be able to return from Africa tomorrow morning".