Goodluck Jonathan Briefs Buhari On Political Developments In Gambia

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the political situation in the Republic of The Gambia.

President Adama Barrow is seeking re-election amidst political tension and uncertainties.

Barrow was on December 3 met with President Buhari at State House, Abuja, and later told reporters that his country still needed Nigeria’s stabilising support.

“Things would have been very difficult for us without the invaluable support you gave,” Barrow said.

Jonathan, in a brief interview with reporters at the end of the closed door meeting, said he briefed President Buhari about the outcome of his mission to Banjul, the Gambian capital.

Jonathan, who is the ECOWAS Envoy to Mali, said his mission was meant to find amicable solutions to the political problem in The Gambia.

He said that he had successfully completed the first part of the assignment while the final part of the political misunderstanding would be addressed in January, 2021.

Some opposition groups had protested, asking the Gambian president to honour his promise of single term tenure.

It would be recalled that President Buhari had, on December 3, told the visiting President Barrow that he led an ECOWAS onslaught against the sit-tight President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia in 2016 to stabilize the sub-region and promised Nigeria’s support in different ways possible as The Gambia goes to the polls next year.

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