Gambia: Buhari hosts West African leaders Monday

Gambia: Buhari hosts West African leaders Monday
January 09 03:08 2017

In furtherance of his mandate as mediator, the President Muhammadu Buhari would on Monday host four other West African leaders to a meeting aimed at avoiding violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the meeting in Abuja is a followup of the one held in Accra on the sidelines of the inauguration of Ghana’s President which expressed the readiness of the leaders of the sub-region to continue the pursuit of dialogue with the leaders of The Gambia

The Presidents of Liberia and Senegal, the Vice President of Sierra-Leone and ex-President Mahama are expected at the meeting, the statement said.
President Buhari, and the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama as Mediator and Co-Mediator respectively, have been mandated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ensure the safety of the President-elect, Adama Barrow and ensure a peaceful handover of power on January 19.