Sunday, December 18, 2016

ECOWAS Names President Buhari ‘Chief Mediator’ to Gambia

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has appionted President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ghanaian counterpart, President John Mahama as Chief Mediator and Co-Mediator respectively in the Gambian political impasse.

According to a communiqué presented at the end of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government held in Abuja on Saturday, the out-going President Yahya Jammeh must uphold the result of the December 1 presidential election in the country and must guarantee the safety and protection of the President-elect.

All Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS member countries also resolved to attend the inauguration of the Gambian President-Elect, Adama Barrow, on January 18, 2017, in conformity with the Gambian constitution.

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