On Sunday, May 30, President Buhari will fly from Abuja to Accra, Ghana, for an emergency ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit to examine the ongoing political crisis in Mali.
The conference is being convened at the request of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government and President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, according to a statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
“Prior to the Extraordinary Summit, the President met with former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, who updated him on the latest developments in the country after his meeting with key political actors in the West African country.
“Nigeria had condemned the May 24 military coup, the following incarceration of the president and prime minister by troops, and demanded for the prompt and unconditional release of all civilian officials detained,” according to part of the statement.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), according to Adesina.
At the conclusion of the one-day Summit, he is anticipated to return to Abuja.