Mali: Buhari meets ECOWAS special envoy, expresses delight over successes recorded

Mali: Buhari meets ECOWAS special envoy, expresses delight over successes recorded

- Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, visited Aso Rock on Thursday, October 15, to brief President Buhari on the Mali crisis

- The president was happy about the successes recorded by the envoy

- Jonathan said that the task given to him by the African leaders is almost done

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight that the Mali situation had calmed down considerably, following interventions by leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). reports that the president showed his happiness on Thursday, October 15, when he received updates on the Mali situation from the special envoy/mediator to the West African country, former president Goodluck Jonathan.

President Buhari said:

“We can’t do hop, step and jump like other developed nations of the world, but one is delighted at the successes recorded."

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The president in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that after the intervention by the military in Mali, ECOWAS insisted on a transition government led by a civilian, and return to constitutional order within 12-18 months, among others.

Mali: Buhari meets ECOWAS special envoy, expresses delight over successes recorded
President Muhammadu Buhari hosts former president Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock over the Mali crisis. Credit: Twitter/Lauretta Onochie.
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While giving updates, Jonathan said the mission given him by ECOWAS leaders was almost fully done, adding that a government with a largely civilian face has been inaugurated.

He added that the chairman of ECOWAS, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana would formally brief West African leaders soon.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Buhari disclosed that heads of state and government of the ECOWAS would meet soon over developments in the Republic of Mali.

It was reported that Buhari disclosed this on Monday, September 28, at the State House after receiving a briefing from former president Goodluck Jonathan.

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