Former President Goodluck Jonathan gets New ECOWAS Appointment
Former President Goodluck Jonathan gets New ECOWAS Appointment, The ex-President has been appointed to lead a special envoy to Mali.
Former president Jonathan will lead the ECOWAS special envoy in their mediation mission in Mali. This was communicated to him in a letter signed by Mr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission..
This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by the media aide to the former President, Ikechukwu Eze.
”As a special envoy, the former President is expected to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in Mali, including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, opposition leaders, civil society as well as religious organisations, towards resolving the worsening socio-political situation in the West African country”, the statement read in part.
Mali has been hit by protests, fuelled by the outcome of parliamentary elections in March and April, perceived discontent over the government’s handling of the nation’s jihadist insurgency and worsening economic situation.
Goodluck Jonathan, who is billed to depart for Bamako, the Malian capital on Wednesday, also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the support of the Nigerian government, including providing an aircraft and other logistics needed to make the assignment successful.
He is expected to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in the West African country, including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, civil society, religious organisations and opposition leaders, towards resolving the worsening socio-political situation in Mali.
Jonathan’s appointment was communicated to him in a letter signed by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.
“Given your position as the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the great role and contributions your tenure offered to the maintenance of peace, security and stability in our region, I have the honour, in consultation with the Chair of the Authority, H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger, to communicate to you, the decision to appoint you as ECOWAS Special Envoy for the sociopolitical crisis in Mali.”
Jonathan is to engage in consultations with all relevant stakeholders involved in the ongoing dispute in Mali to ensure that common ground is found in the search for peace.
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