Mali: Buhari Heads To Ghana For Emergency Summit
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Mali: Buhari Heads To Ghana For Emergency Summit

Mali: Buhari Heads To Ghana For Emergency Summit

30 May 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana, to attend an emergency extraordinary summit of ECOWAS,convened to discuss recent political developments in Mali.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the meeting is at the instance of the chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Prior to the summit, the president had met with the special envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, former president Goodluck Jonathan, who briefed him on the latest developments in the country following his meeting with key political actors in the West African country.

Adesina said; “As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24 military coup, the subsequent detention of the president and prime minister by soldiers, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all civilian officials detained.

“President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.”

He is expected back in Abuja at the end of the one-day summit.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the meeting is at the instance of the chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Prior to the summit, the president had met with the special envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, former president Goodluck Jonathan, who briefed him on the latest developments in the country following his meeting with key political actors in the West African country.

Adesina said; “As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24 military coup, the subsequent detention of the president and prime minister by soldiers, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all civilian officials detained.

“President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.”

He is expected back in Abuja at the end of the one-day summit.

Mali’s constitutional court published a judgement late Friday declaring that Colonel Assimi Goita was assuming the presidency.

Mali’s constitutional court published a judgement late Friday declaring that Colonel Assimi Goita was assuming the presidency.

Source: Leadership. NG

 

 

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