Again, Buhari to lead ECOWAS team to mount pressure on Jammeh


President Muhammadu Buhari would tomorrow lead a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to The Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to hand over peacefully to Adama Barrow, winner of the December 1, 2016 presidential election.
This is even as the leaders have condemned the clampdown on the media in that country.
President Jammeh has been widely condemned for the arbitrary closure of three radio stations by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a few days before Barrow was due to take office if he finally decides to surrender power peacefully.
Two private radio stations, Hilltop Radio and Afri Radio, were forced to go off the air without explanation, shortly after Taranga FM was shut down.
Briefing newsmen after a three-hour meeting attended by the Liberian President and the chair of the ECOWAS authority, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Senegalese President Macky Sall and immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama, who is the co-mediator in resolving The Gambia’s political impasse, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who read out the communique of the meeting said the leaders who deliberated on the current state of affairs in The Gambia and shared views on the way forward, also agreed to respect its Constitution.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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