ECOWAS Summit on Mali: Buhari departs Nigeria for Accra tomorrow




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – will depart Abuja tomorrow (Sunday) for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit ECOWAS, convened to discuss recent political developments in Mali.

The meeting is at the instance the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

This was contained in a statement released via the official twitter handle the Presidency.

Prior to the Extraordinary Summit, the President had met with the Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who briefed him the latest developments in the country following his meeting with key political actors in the West African country.

As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24 military coup, the subsequent detention the president and prime minister by soldiers, and called for the immediate and unconditional all civilian officials detained.

President Buhari will be accompanied by Minister Foreign Affaors, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

According to the statement the President is expected back in Abuja at the end the one-day Summit