At the instance of President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia, the high level Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediation mission led by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has pushed forward its visit to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, to Friday.
According to Ceoafrica, the Presidency disclosed this yesterday.
In accepting to postpone the visit earlier planned to take place on Wednesday, President Buhari, who is mediating alongside John Mahama, the immediate past president of Ghana, said the delay notwithstanding, the mandate of the ECOWAS will be accomplished.
President Buhari reiterated the appeal on Monday by ECOWAS leaders that Gambian leaders should do everything they can, to douse the tension in the West African country, which has led citizens to leave the country for fear of violence.
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.