President Yahya Jammeh who has vowed never to hand over to democratically elected opposition Adama Barrow has told the High Level ECOWAS mediation mission led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone its planned visit to Gambia.
President Buhari’s office disclosed on Tuesday.
According to the statement, at the instance of President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, the High Level ECOWAS mediation mission led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has pushed forward its visit to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, to Friday.
“In accepting to postpone the visit earlier planned to take place on Wednesday, President Buhari, who is mediating alongside Mr. John Mahama, the immediate past president of Ghana said the delay notwithstanding, the mandate of the ECOWAS will be accomplished, Senior Special Assistant to the Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said.
President Buhari reiterated the appeal on Monday by ECOWAS leaders that the Gambian leaders do everything they can to douse the tension in the West African country, which has led citizens to leave the country due to political uncertainty.
The Nigerian leader said ECOWAS is committed to the resolution of the crisis through inclusive dialogue with respect to the constitution and the will of the people of Gambia.