Again! President Buhari, Jonathan in closed-door meeting

Again! President Buhari, Jonathan in closed-door meeting

Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari has again entered a closed-door meeting with former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although the details of their discussions were yet to be disclosed as at the time of filing this report, sources suggested it was all about the ongoing mediation in the political crisis in Mali.

Dr Jonathan had been at the forefront of moves to midwife a peace deal in the Malian impasse as a Special Envoy.

Among the delegation include General Francis Behanzin, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security and Dr.Remi Ajibewa.

It will be recalled that Dr Jonathan was appointed Special Envoy to lead the mediation team to midwife a peace deal in the Malian political impasse.

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West African subregional leaders had been making moves to avert a full-blown civil war in the country, requesting all sides in the crisis to make some comprise in a bid to end hostilities.

Efforts made so far by ECOWAS mediator, Dr. Jonathan to bring together Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and leaders of the opposition movement for talks have failed.

The opposition leader in the country, Sumaila Cisse who was detained has among the conditions for the resolution of the political crisis had demanded the resignation of President Keita.

However, ECOWAS leaders had kicked against the resignation call but recommended the government of national unity, which the opposition rejected.

Mali has been witnessing political crisis as a result of parliamentary elections since April.


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