Buhari, Jonathan meet amid possible coup in Mali

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  • President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received his
    immediate predecessor in office, Goodluck Jonathan, at the
    State House, Abuja.
    Jonathan is the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic of
    Mali.
    He briefed the president on the political situation in the West
    African country.
    The meeting coincides with the reports of soldiers’ arrest of
    senior officers in an apparent mutiny.
    Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders had visited Bamako, Mali,
    last month.
    Jonathan, who was in Mali from Monday to Thursday last
    week, recounted his meetings with the stakeholders.
    They include political and religious leaders, Ambassadors of
    US, France, Russia, Germany, European Union.
    M5-RFP, the main opposition group, insists on the resignation
    of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
    But ECOWAS insists it cannot order a sitting president to
    vacate 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.
    Buhari thanked Jonathan for “the stamina you have displayed”
    on the Mali issue.
    He counseled further consultations with the Chairman of
    ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic.

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