As the crisis in Mali continues to increase, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, played host TO his immediate predecessor in office, Goodluck Jonathan, at the State House, Abuja.
It will be recalled that Jonathan is the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of Mali and he was at the State House to brief the president on the political situation in the West African country.
Presently, there is a mutiny in Mali as soldiers arrest senior officers.
Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders had visited Bamako, Mali, last month to preach peace to all parties.
Jonathan, who was in Mali from Monday to Thursday last week, narrated his meetings with some stakeholders.
The main opposition group, M5-RFP, has called for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, however, ECOWAS says it cannot order a sitting president to leave 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.