President Buhari Hosts West African Leaders Today in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will today host four West African leaders to a meeting which is aimed at “avoiding violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia.”

The details of this meeting was released in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

The statement further went on to say that Buhari and immediate outgoing president of Ghana John Mahama have been chosen as Mediator and Co-Mediator by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to ensure the safety of Adama Barrow, the President-elect of Gambia.

This is coming after reports broke last week that the president elect had been assassinated raising concerns for his safety and that of his family.

Both leaders have also been mandated to ensure the peaceful handover of power on the 19th of January.

This meeting is the second in a series of meetings concerning the same issue after one was held in Accra after the inauguration of new president Nana Akufo Addo.

The presidents who will be at the meeting include presidents of Liberia and Senegal Vice President of Sierra-Leone and ex-President Mahama.

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