President Muhammadu Buhari is today hosting four West African leaders to a meeting aimed at averting violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia.
A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said the meeting was in furtherance of Buhari’s mandate as mediator in the political impasse in The Gambia.
Shehu said the meeting in Abuja followed the one in Accra on the sidelines of the inauguration of that country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Saturday.
According to him, the Presidents of Liberia and Senegal, the Vice President of Sierra-Leone and immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama are expected to attend the meeting.
Buhar had earlier in a meeting with incumbent president Yahyah Jammeh, The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow and other stakeholders, insisted on the sanctity of the electoral process, and respect for the wishes of the people.