Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Photos: President Buhari Now In Gambia...

President Bjnuhari has arrived Gambia this morning, a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina states. He arrived the country this morning with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, who is the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra-Leone. They were received at the airport by Gambia’s Vice-President, Isatou Njie-Saidy.

His Ghanaian counterpart, who will also be leaving office soon, John Mahama had arrived earlier.

They are to meet with President, Yahya Jammeh, who just lost the presidential election. Shortly after Yahya lost, he conceded and congratulated Adama Barrow, but has now made a u-turn saying, he won’t be leaving office.

According to the statement, Buhari and the ECOWAS leaders will discuss the ensuing impasse in The Gambia with Jammeh, and insist on the sanctity of the electoral process, and respect for the wishes of the people.

“They would also ask their host to respect the Constitution of his own country, and maintain the inviolability of an electoral process that had been concluded, and in which he had admitted defeat, and congratulated his main challenger. The leaders are also scheduled to meet the President-elect, Adama Barrow.

President Buhari is however expected back in the country today.



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