Buhari, others to Meet Jammeh on Gambian Crisis



FOUR West African leaders are to hold another dialogue with President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia on the political impasse in his country.

The four leaders who met in Abuja on Monday, January 9, resolved to hold further talks with Jammeh in Banjul, Gambian capital, on Wednesday, January 11.

Geofrey Onyema, minister of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari; President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia; President Macky Sall of Senegal and former President John Mahama of Ghana.

According to Onyema, those that will meet Jammeh include Buhari, Sirleaf, Mahama and the president of Sierra Leone among others.

The minister said the leaders agreed on the determination to resolve the crisis in accordance with The Gambia’s Constitution and the will of the people.

Furthermore, he said the leaders expressed concern at the deterioration of security in the country as well as the closure of some media houses and indiscriminate arrests.

—  Jan 9, 2017 @ 19:05 GMT



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