Goodluck meet Buhari on possible coup in Mali

Goodluck meet Buhari
Goodluck meet Buhari

ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of Mali Goodluck Jonathan meet Buhari on tuesday.

President Buhari welcome his immediate predecessor in office, Goodluck Jonathan, at the State House, Abuja.

Jonathan is the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of Mali.

He briefed the president on the political situation in the West African country.

The meeting coincides with news of the soldiers’ arrest in an apparent mutiny of senior officers.

Last month president Buhari and other members of the ECOWAS had visited Bamako, Mali.

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Jonathan, who had been in Mali last week from Monday to Thursday, recounted his meetings with the stakeholders.

They include political and religious leaders, Ambassadors of US, France, Russia, Germany, European Union.

M5-RFP, the main opposition group, insists on the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

But ECOWAS insists it cannot order a sitting president to vacate office.

“We told them that no international organization, including the African Union, United Nations and others, would agree with their position. We continued to emphasize the need for dialogue,” Jonathan stressed.  

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Buhari thanked Jonathan for “the stamina you have displayed” on the Mali issue.

He counseled further consultations with the Chairman of ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic.

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